Steps underway to improve agriculture

SIBI: Steps were underway to improve agriculture research centres and nurseries as positive change in agriculture sector is not possible without supply of quality seeds. Provincial government has made available huge amount of Rupees five billion for creating agriculture revolution in Balochistan. Agriculture College has been upgraded to University level.

This was stated by provincial Secretary Agriculture Abdul Rehman Buzdar while speaking to journalists during day long visit to Sibi. He was accompanied by Director General Agriculture Extension Yar Muhammad Pindrani, DG research Javaid Tareen and other officers.

Abdul Rehman Buzdar said that Government was taking interest in the promotion of agriculture in the province. In hits regard he referred to release of Rupees five billion by provincial government. He said supply of high quality seeds is imperative so that zamindars could increase his produce by using quality seeds. He said the way kissans and zamindars were ignored in the past would not happen now. He said kissans and zamindars were supplied 520 tonnes of high quality cotton seed on 50 percent subsidy in 11 districts of the province. Kissans and zamindars in Sibi have also been 35 tonnes of high quality cotton seeds prior to sowing season. He aid it would be our effort to provide facilities to them. Agriculture experts would also help them for increase in their produce. He said honey moon period is over now. Strict action would be taken against officers for lapse and ignorance. He said heavy machineries and bull dozers with us are out of service for long. Soon 200 new bulldozers and heavy machinery would be procured to make engineering department of agriculture active.

He said new plant for seeds production in Usta Muhammad, model farm Gullo Shahar, Gandava, Khan Pur agriculture and research farm would be installed in near future so that zamindars could be supplied high quality seeds.

Secretary Agriculture added that Agriculture College is being upgraded as University so that agriculture education is promote dint he province.

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