Govt plans incentives for farmers to grow more cotton


Government has planned a scheme of incentives to encourage farmers to grow more cotton to increase the exports and save precious foreign exchange for national kitty.

In this regard, the authorities concerned have been working on war footings to encourage the farmers to cultivate cotton and revive its production in the country as the national economy cannot be improved without a revolution in cotton and its allied industry.

An official at the Ministry of National Food, Security and Research while highlighting a brief detail of some incentives said minimum support price will be announced to encourage farming community and to bring maximum land under cotton production.

Special efforts are also being made to achieve higher cotton production and prevent diseases and pests, he told APP.