MULTAN: The provincial government will offer interest-free loans to 174,441 farmers, with an aim to promote agriculture sector, said Secretary Agriculture Punjab Wasif Khursheed.
Addressing a meeting on Sunday the secretary stated that Rs11.30 billion would be distributed among the farmers. He said that all possible resources were being utilised for achieving cotton targets. Officers of the agriculture department were visiting different fields to check crops and resolve farmers’ problems. Similarly, the crops of 226,832 farmers were insured and the programme was in progress in 18 districts of the province. He said that they were also focusing on high-value agriculture.
Processing plants are being installed to promote vegetable and fruit culture, he said and added that the government is also offering subsidy worth billions of rupees on inputs, including fertilisers and incentive on the cultivation of different crops.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2019.