REAP, Sindh Govt initiate different projects

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A meeting was held between Sindh Chief Secretary Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput and the representatives of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) here on Wednesday. It was agreed to form a joint committee consisting the representatives from Sindh government and REAP for solving issues related to agriculture, particularly rice.

The REAP delegation was led by its senior vice chairman Muhammad Anwar Mianoor. Sindh secretaries of Food, Agriculture and secretary irrigation department were also present.

The meeting also deliberated on introducing high yielding rice seeds to growers, making Dokri centre as “Centre of Excellence” with collaboration of IRRI Philippine and Chinese Rice Research Institute, supporting to advertise financial schemes of State Bank and Sindh Government and sharing with REAP for circulation to its members. It was also discussed to introduce subsidized mechanical farming services to growers.

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