Punjab Government is Taking All Possible Steps to Provide Resources to Farmers for Wheat Cultivation


Punjab Minister for Agriculture Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi has said that the Punjab government is providing subsidy facility and incentives to farmers under the National Plan to increase  area of wheat cultivation and production per acre . He said that I am happy to say that due to the farmer friendly policies of the government and the hard work of the farmers, last year the wheat crop was planted on 16.4 million acres in Punjab province and for the first time in history the production was 29 million metric tons. ۔ This year, the target for wheat cultivation in Punjab has been set at 16.7 million acres. He expressed these views while addressing the participants of the farmers' conference held at Mandi Bahauddin. The Agriculture Minister said that the present government under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and under the leadership of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Khan Bazdar is taking steps to remove the shortage of agricultural commodities and ensure food security at the national level. Under the Agricultural Emergency Program, mega projects worth Rs. 300 billion is being implemented which will not only increase the yield per acre of crops but also help in reducing the nutrient deficiencies, he added. We are happy that wheat was cultivated on an area of 344,000 acres in Mandi Bahauddin which yielded 394,000 tons instructions are being given to the farmers to follow the recommendations of the Department of Agriculture for achieving  proper production of wheat. He emphasized to use  certified seeds and directed to cultivate maximum area of wheat and complete the cultivation of wheat from November 1 to December 10. Increase in yield per acre is essential to make the wheat crop more profitable,he added. This year, 1 million bags of approved varieties of wheat are being provided at a subsidy of Rs. 1,200 per bag and seed of approved varieties of wheat are being sown on a total area of 10 million acres. Farmers' Day ,Seminars are being organized for introducing latest technology to the farmers.He further said that under the National Program for increasing Wheat Production latest agricultural machinery and inputs are being provided on 50 percent subsidy with a significant amount of more than Rs. one Billion.In addition, Punjab Minister for Agriculture Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi distributed farmer cards among farmers Has launched a revolutionary program through which all the subsidies are being transferred directly to the farmer's accounts.On this occasion , provincial agriculture minister appealed to the farmers to complete the registration of kissan cards as soon as possible. Director Agriculture (Extension) Dr.Muhammad Anjam,  representatives of private fertilizer company, large number of local agriculture department officials, farmers and media representatives attended the conference.