Govt provided over 210,000 bags of certified rice seeds to growers of Punjab

The government under Prime Minister National Agriculture Emergency Program has provided more than 210,000 bags of certified rice seeds on subsidized rates to growers of Punjab in order to achieve maximum per-acre yield during current sowing season.

According to APP, the provision of certified seeds, other inputs and technical and mechanical assistance are the component of the program.

The government had launched Prime Minister's National Agriculture Emergency Programme of 309 billion rupees sharing basis between the federal and provincial governments.

The program also include conservation of water, livestock initiative for small and medium farmers, and transformation of agriculture produce market, and increased access of farmers to finance.

Source: Radio Pakistan