41 new varieties of agri commodities approved

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Staff Reporter

Lahore

Minister for Agriculture, Punjab Malik Nauman Ahmad Langial presided over 51 Punjab Seed Council meeting at Agriculture House, Lahore and gave approval for 41 new varieties of Agricultural commodities for general cultivation.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Ghazanfer Ali, MD Punjab Seed Corporation, Dr. Anjum Ali Director General Agriculture (Ext), Dr. Abid Mahmood Director General Agriculture (Research), Muhammad Rafiq Akhtar Director Agriculture Information, Shahid Qadir Director Public Relations Punjab Seed Corporation along with large number of agricultural scientists and breeders from private sector. Among the new varieties of seeds approved, pulses 2, barium 1, wheat 2, gram 2, maize 5, maize hybrid 1. Includes new varieties of tomato, 1, peanut 1, rice 1, turmeric 1, palm 9, beer 6, pomegranate 2, cherry 1, barley 2 and 4 potato varieties.