Free quality seeds for farmers to help overcome crop shortage

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The recent devastating floods have damaged almost 8 million acres of agricultural land countrywide, causing shortage of fruit and vegetables.

To overcome crop shortages, the government has decided to distribute free high-quality seeds to the farmers in the flood-hit areas, reports WealthPK. According to an official of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR), the government has allocated sufficient funds for distribution of free seeds to the poor farmers whose crops have been badly destroyed.

“The government has decided to distribute the seeds through the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and has released Rs4 billion for procurement. —INP

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