Agriculture department issued Rs 700 million loans to 9266 farmers through E-credit scheme while various other subsidized facilities were also being given for betterment of agriculture sector.
This was disclosed in a meeting of agriculture task force presided over by Additional Deputy Commissioner Tariq Khan Niazi participated by director Citrus Research institute and other concerned officials.
Tariq Khan Niazi stressed the task force for provision of complete awareness to farmers about the programs and subsidies provided by agriculture department for enhancing per acre production.
He directed the task force officials to guide farmers about the subsidized programs regarding solar tube wells and drip irrigation system and directed strict action against fake pesticides/fertilizer sellers.
Deputy Director agriculture department Faiz Muhammad Kundi briefed the meeting that so far 9266 farmers have been issued Rs 700 million loans through E-credit while per acre production competitions were also organized in which eleven farmers were given prizes.
He briefed that almost hundred thousand soil samples were collected through five years program and 33695 farmers were registered for Kissan cards.
The plant protection department officials briefed the meeting that 202 samples were collected where 23 samples were declared feasible and FIRs were also registered against four persons.
Water management department told that out of 56 water courses fifty were completed through PIPIP program while 247 out of 734 projects were completed of drip sprinkling program across district as well as 190 projects of solar sprinkling were also completed through the program.
The meeting was also told that subsidy was also being provided at tunnel farming and 32 system were installed so far whereas two lac subsidy was being provided at laser land leveling to farmers.