Govt launches programme to promote agri sector

Punjab gov launched comprehensive programme to promote agri sector on modern lines, save irrigation water from wastage


APP February 12, 2018
Punjab gov wants to save irrigation water from wastage PHOTO: FILE

SIALKOT: The Punjab government has launched a comprehensive programme to promote agriculture sector on modern lines and to save irrigation water from wastage.

The sources in agriculture department told APP on Sunday that, the plan would pave the way for introducing modern and profitable farming, enhancing productivity, lessening the productivity expenditures, better utilisation of fertilisers and pesticides and save the water.sa

The government was committed to bringing about revolutionary changes in agri sector on top priority basis and many steps had already been taken in this regard, sources added.

They said that the Punjab government has set aside Rs4.76 billion for a three-year plan for promotion of per acre yield. Under the plan drip irrigation system on over 11,000 acres.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2018.

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