There is some apprehension in the market about scarcity of vegetables due to the devastation of vegetable fields by floods in South Punjab.
Anticipating the potential scarcity, the Punjab Agriculture Department has launched a "Vegetable Campaign" to address vegetable scarcity by giving seeds of seasonal vegetables to over 100,000 people in South Punjab.
Vegetables can be grown on residential rooftops and in the gardens and lawns.
The Director-General of the Punjab Agriculture Department, Dr Anjam Ali Battar, said that vegetable crops had been totally destroyed in the flood-affected districts of South Punjab, raising concerns about an increase in vegetable scarcity and prices not just in South Punjab but also in central and upper Punjab.
Vegetable production had been started for this reason, and 100,000 packets of seasonal vegetable seeds prepared and distributed among the people at low costs.
According to the Agriculture Department officials, spinach, coriander, radish, turnip, mint, garlic, onion, broccoli, cabbage, and other vegetables might be easily grown in kitchen gardens.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2022.
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