SIALKOT: Punjab Agriculture department has adopted necessary arrangements for selling of 150,000 seed kits on subsidised rates during Rabi crop season to promote kitchen gardening in the province.
The step has been taken for creating awareness about the importance and utility of home-grown fresh vegetables across the province the promotion of kitchen gardening culture. Sources in the agriculture department said on Sunday kitchen gardening was gaining popularity among people especially the womenfolk. The kitchen gardening is actively attaching highest importance in the wake of upsurge in prices, malnutrition, poverty alleviation and consumption of fresh and home grown vegetables.
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Under the arrangements as many as 3,200 seed kits would be sold on subsidised price to facilitate the people of Sialkot district and to ensure promotion of kitchen gardening culture at gross roots level.
The agriculture department had decided to motivate the dwellers of urban, semi urban and rural areas for adopting kitchen gardening practice while the department will also hold training programme for students.
Under the programme special attention would be focused on expanding the radius of kitchen gardening to ensure availability of fresh and organic vegetables.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 23rd, 2017.
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