Govt offers subsidy on canola to reduce cost

Our Correspondent

In order to reduce cost on importing edible oil, the government is offering Rs 5,000 per acre subsidy on cultivation of canola.

According to Rashid Sidhu, an official of agri-culture department, Under Prime Minister’s Agri-cultural Emergency Programme, Rs 5.11 billions are being spent on promotion of oilseed crops in the country.

The programme is heading forward success-fully, he stated. Similarly, Punjab government has announced Rs 5,000/acre subsidy on cultivation of canola through a voucher, present in seed bag, said Rashid Sidhu. —APP

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