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Govt to raise fruits, vegetables on 18000 acres land in KP

January 14, 2019: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has embarked on an inclusive plan to raise fruits and vegetables on 18,000 acres land in different districts. 

According to Planning and Agriculture department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, nine state of the art central markets will also be established to provide these commodities to people at affordable rate.

These central markets will be setup in Swat, Mardan, Abbottabad, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan and Peshawar and practical work on it will start this year, Radio Pakistan reported.

Under the programme, farmers would be provided special incentives for purchase approved seeds, fertilizers and technical advice in wake of challenges posed by climate change.

Besides, nine new varieties of seeds of crops, vegetables and fruits have been introduced by the Agriculture Department to increase per acre's production.

(APP)

Posted on: 2019-01-14T10:05:00+05:00

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