Observer Report Islamabad
To modernize agriculture and enhance the per acre yield of rice crop in Pakistan, PARC is not only introducing the newly developed rice transplanters but also distributing and training the local farmers for mechanized rice farming.
In this regard “Rice Transplanters distribution” ceremony under PSDP project “Productivity Enhancement of Rice” held in Gujranwala.
The Minister for Agriculture Punjab Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi; Secretary Agriculture Govt of Punjab, Dr. Asad Rehman Gilani; Chairman PARC Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan; Director General Agri. Ext. Punjab, Dr. Muhammad Anjum Ali Buttar; CEO of Meskey & Femettee Trading Corporation, Mr. Shahid Tawawala; MPAs and MNAs, farmers and other officials attended the ceremony. Meanwhile, Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan along with Dr. Muhammad Anjum Ali Buttar also organized Farm level training of farmers for mechanized rice farming in Kot Naina, Narowal.
Chairman PARC says, “Although mechanical transplanter’s initial cost is high but it requires less time and labour than manual transplanting, also ensures uniform spacing and timely planting.