Punjab Agri Dept provided free of cost quality seeds to Rawalpindi farmers during 2017-18

Agriculture Department Punjab has provided quality seeds free of cost through balloting to 4824 farmers in Rawalpindi division during 2017-18 financial year while revolutionary steps have also been taken for promotion of Agriculture in Potohar region.

Director Agriculture (Ext) Rawalpindi Division said the environment and soil of the Potohar region is different from the other areas of Punjab and the department is making all out efforts to support and guide the farmers of the region.

Talking to APP , Director Agriculture said, the farmers are being registered and given interest free loans under the Kissan Package.

He said that first time in the history, the small farmers who have twelve and half acres of land are also being registered for the soft loans programs.

He informed the farmers registered under Kissan Package are being provided 3G/4G smart phones at a cost of 1000 rupees and tenants at 500 rupees.

Source: Radio Pakistan