Pakistan. Agriculture mechanization programme to be launched in Punjab

18.07.2016

Punjab government has mapped out a plan for the promotion of agriculture mechanization programme for enhancing productivity, profitability and to track agriculture sector on modern line in the Province. Sources in Agriculture department told Business Recorder on Saturday that under the plan the Punjab government will provide agriculture implements on 50 percent subsidy to the growers across the Punjab.

The promotion of agriculture mechanization programme will be implemented in all districts of the Punjab with the concept of enhancing productivity and profitability for mechanization of various farm operations. The Agriculture department had finalized necessary arrangements for the implementation of the programme in transparent manner in the province.

Under the programme home made set of agriculture machines and implements like disc harrow, rotavator, seed drill, chisel plough, sugarcane ridger will be provided to farmers on 50 percent subsidy for one set of implements to a farmer. The programme will be carried out through balloting in rural union councils and in this regard committees had been constituted to supervise the allotment of machines and implements in each district of the Punjab.

Meanwhile, Agriculture department had finalized necessary arrangements for undertaking the promotion of agriculture mechanization programme in 92 rural union councils of Sialkot and to monitor the implementation of the plan. The process of balloting will be transparent for handing over the set of agricultural machines and implements to the farmers Sialkot district. The Sugarcane Ridger machine and implements will be provided only in Sugarcane growing districts of the Punjab sources pointed out..

 


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