Agri mechanisation programme to be launched in Punjab

Sialkot—Punjab government has mapped out a plan for the promotion of Agriculture mechanization programme to enhance production and to track agriculture sector on modern line in the province.
Sources in Agriculture department told APP here on Saturday that under the plan the Punjab government will provide agriculture implements on 50 percent subsidy to the growers.
The promotion of Agriculture Mechanization programme will be implemented in all districts of the province.
The Agriculture department had finalized necessary arrangements for the implementation of the programme in transparent manner in the Province.
Under the programme home made set of agriculture machines and implements like Disc Harrow, Rotavator, Seed Drill, Chisel Plough, Sugarcane Ridger will be provided to to farmers on thirty percent subsidy for one set of implements to a farmer.
The programme will be carried out through balloting in rural union councils and in this regard committees had been constituted to supervise the allotment of machines and implements in each district of the Punjab.
Meanwhile, Agriculture department had finalized necessary arrangement for undertaking the promotion of agriculture mechanization programme in 92 Rural Union Councils of Sialkot district and to monitor the implementation of the plan.
The Sugarcane Ridger machine and implements will be provided only in sugarcane growing districts of the province sources added.
The interested farmers had been directed to contact agriculture department for guidance and necessary information.—APP

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