‘Efforts underway to increase wheat production’

By APP
Published: December 12, 2019
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Disaster Management Mian Khalid Mehmood said on Wednesday that a programme to increase
per acre wheat yield had been started as per the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.

He said this while addressing a seminar organised by Punjab Agriculture (Extension) in Sheikhupura, says a press release.

Agriculture Lahore Division Director Sher Muhammad said the farmers must follow the guidelines of the agriculture department to increase per acre yield of wheat.

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He further said the growers should contact agriculture department field officers in case of any queries.

Experts said there was a capacity to increase per acre wheat yield, adding the use of the best seed, proper preparing of land, removal of weeds and appropriate use of fertilizers were vital to achieve bumper crop.

It is pertinent to mention here that under the national programme to increase per acre wheat production certified seeds, agricultural machinery and other inputs were being provided to farmers on subsidy.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2019.

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