Our Correspondent Multan
Punjab Agriculture Department will reward farmers on bumper production of per acre sugarcane under a historic project worth Rs 300 billion, given by the government for promotion of agriculture.
Under this package, cash prizes of hundreds of thousands rupees have been set aside for the farmers who would won the production competition for sugarcane in 2021-22.
The production competitions would be held at district and provincial level, said a press release issued by Agriculture De-partment.
Farmers of Muzaffargarh, Ra-janpur, Layyah, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Bhakkar, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Chiniot, Kasur, Mandi Ba-hauddin, and Sargodha could apply to par-ticipate in the production competition till September 15,2021.
They would submit applications with office of the Director of Agriculture (Exten-sion). Male and female farmers who owned farmland or have a joint account will be eligible to apply.
Farmers / tenants can also apply after getting the documents verified by the Tehsil Committee.
The farmers participating in the produc-tion competition would have to submit 5 acres of the adjacent crop of sugarcane in which any approved variety has been cul-tivated for the competition.
The forms could be obtained free of cost from the offices of the Agriculture Of-ficer (Extension) or could be downloaded from the Department of Agriculture web-site www.agripunjab.gov.pk.
A photocopy of the application would also be accepted. Members of the Na-tional and Provincial Assemblies, senators and their family members, government employees of grade 17 and above would not be eligible to apply.
While all employees of the Department of Finance, the Department of Agriculture, and farmers who have been awarded in previous years will not be eligible to par-ticipate in the production competition.