By admin       2018-08-13

Wasif Khurshid: August 12, 2018 - ISLAMABAD – Punjab Secretary Agriculture Wasif Khurshid has said that the government is striving hard to achieve the target of cotton production of 10 million bales as huge funds have been provided to the farmers. In a statement, he said that the government has provided approved varieties of cottonseed on up to 50 percent subsidized rate, Radio Pakistan reported. He said that over Rs 14 million are being spent for the provision of agricultural machinery to cotton growers. The Secretary Agriculture said that Punjab government has provided 110,000 smartphones to the farmers equipped with special applications through which extension services are being provided to cotton growers and other crops. He said that 350.889 million rupees are being spent on Commissioned Research Programme for high yield cottonseed production.

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