Wheat sowing completed over 50.85% areas

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The wheat sowing campaign across the country was in full swing as the grain sowing has been completed in over 50.85 percent of areas against the set targets for the current season (2022-23).

So far the wheat cultivation completed over 11.62 million acres of land across the grain-producing areas in the country as the sowing targets of the crop Rabi 2022-23 was fixed at 22.86 million acres in order to fulfil the domestic requirements as well as for exporting, said Food Security Commissioner in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Imtiaz Ali Gopang.

While talking to APP on Wednesday, he said that crop sowing in Punjab was completed in over 56.06 percent of areas and wheat cultivated over 9.24 million acres, adding that crop sowing in rain-fed areas of all four provinces witnessed encouraging trends due to timely rains and incentives introduced by the government to revive the agriculture sector in the country.—APP

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