Punjab Agriculture Minister Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi said that this year wheat would be cultivated on 17,000,000 [17 million] acres of land, and more than 26,000,000 [26 million] tons of wheat yield was expected this year.
He said this while presiding over a meeting held to review the wheat sowing strategy at the Agriculture House.
The minister said that this year the government had fixed price of 50-kg bag, prepared by the Punjab Seed Corporation, at Rs.2,850.
He said that farmers should use the Agriculture Department approved wheat seeds to obtain maximum per acre production.
The minister directed the relevant authorities to ensure availability of wheat seeds, fertilizers and other agriculture inputs in the market and the minister gave approval of monitoring mechanism in this regard.
The meeting was told that according to Meteorological Department, there was no chance of rain during November and this would help in timely completion of the wheat cultivation.
Source: Radio Pakistan