Subsidy scheme: Over 62,000 get Kissan Card in Rawalpindi

65,275 farmers registered in Rawalpindi district for provision of subsidy under different government schemes

APP May 31, 2018
Farmers registered for Kissan Card schemes. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

RAWALPINDI: At least 65,275 farmers have been registered in Rawalpindi district for 'Kissan Card' scheme for provision of subsidy under different government schemes, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Finance and Planning Rao Atif Raza said.

Chairing Divisional Agriculture Task Force Committee’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, he said agriculture was the backbone of the country’s economy, therefore its transformation on scientific lines was need of the hour so that the agriculture research could be conducted on modern lines to support the farming community.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Extension Khalid Mahmood, DOSB Majeed Akhtar, DSP Cantt Farhan Aslam, Assistant Director Extension Kallar Syedan Inamullah Khan, ADA Taxila Tahir Mahmood, Agriculture Officer Balqees Khanam, Assistant Director Agriculture Sadia Bano, AO Rawalpindi Shahid Siddique, Assistant Director Livestock Dr Attique, district and tehsil level officers of agriculture and agriculture medicines and a large number of farmers. 

Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2018.

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