Staff Reporter Islamabad
PARC in collaboration with Meskey & Femettee Trading Corporation arranged a field demonstration of Rice Transplanter machine on Monday at NARC.
Which was inaugurated by SAPM Food Security & Research, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema and Chairman PARC, Dr. Muhmmad Azeem Khan.
At the occasion, SAPM Food Security & Research, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema said while expressing his views that our government is providing 50% subsidy on farm machinery and seed distribution with the objective to increase per acre paddy yield by 10 mounds for basmati and 20 mounds for non-basmati. The project has been started in 3 provinces (Punjab, KP, Balochistan).
During last rice season we distributed 268 machines, nursery raising machines, DSR drills, Mould bold plough and knapsack power sprayers and
652 tons seed of improved varieties among the farmers.
Due to these interventions, rice production in the country increases from 7.4 to 8.2 million tons which is a remarkable achievement.
To modernize agriculture and enhance the per acre yield of Rice crop in Pakistan PARC is conducted comprehensive research under 10 components of mega PSDP rice project on “Productivity Enhancement of Rice” That encompasses the areas of plant soil, water, disease, pest, food quality, genetic resources and machinery.