ISLAMABAD: Punjab government is distributing about two million good quality and high yielding olive plants among farmers of Pothohar region, for plantation. A spokesperson of Punjab Agriculture department said it is a five year government project which is aimed at promotion of olive growth in this area, reported Radio Pakistan. He said the olive plants are being provided free of cost to growers in Chakwal, Jhelum, Attock, Rawalpindi, Mianwali and Khushab. He said under this project farmers are also being provided financial assistance up to seventy per cent for sink tube wells while 60 per cent financial support for installing drip irrigation system. The spokesperson said interested farmers can submit their application till 31st of this month to get free of cost plants.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2018.