Govt resolute to increase Kinnow production: Minister


Staff Reporter


Provincial Minister for Human Resources and Development Ansar Majeed Niazi said that PTI led government was resolute to increase the production of Kinnow and in connection with this it was taking steps to celebrate National Citrus Day.
Addressing an opening ceremony of Kinnow Mela at village Matela Tehsil Kotmomin the provincial minister Ansar Majeed Niazi said that Sargodha was producing 90% Kinnow of the total production of Pakistan adding that it was producing over 2 million ton annually. It was being exported to Russia and other countries of Middle East from Sargodha.
Minister said that for increasing the production the government was taking practical steps to set up Citrus Research Center so as agricultural experts from all over the world visit here to research on Citrus. Ansar Majeed said that PTI led government was resolute to provide maximum facilities for the welfare of Citrus cultivators of the area adding that ministers of Food and Agriculture would soon visit the citrus producing areas.