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LAHORE: In a significant move to bolster food security, Punjab has set its sights on a robust wheat cultivation target this year. Secretary of Agriculture, Punjab, Nadir Chattha, made this announcement during a pivotal review meeting held in Lahore, where key agricultural stakeholders gathered to discuss wheat production and the provision of high-quality agricultural inputs.

A whopping 1.60 million acres of land will be dedicated to wheat cultivation in Punjab this year.

To ensure the success of this endeavour, officers and staff from the agriculture extension, in collaboration with farmers, will be actively involved in the entire process, from cultivation to harvesting.

Chattha emphasized the critical role of divisional directors in guaranteeing the availability of top-notch agricultural inputs in the market throughout the wheat cultivation season.

Additionally, farm managers overseeing agricultural lands managed by the department were instructed to provide comprehensive reports on their achievements, ultimately contributing to improved farm performance. Technical guidance for farmers was also highlighted as an essential aspect of this initiative.

Furthermore, public awareness campaigns are being disseminated through electronic and digital media platforms to guide farmers in cultivating approved varieties endorsed by the department of agriculture. This push is part of the “Grow More Wheat Campaign,” aiming to increase wheat production per acre and contribute to the nation’s food security.

During the meeting, Secretary Chattha underscored the importance of promoting mechanized agriculture for paddy harvesting and smog control to mitigate air pollution issues arising from paddy field destruction.

Notable figures attending the meeting included Director General of Agriculture (Extension) Dr Ishtiaq Hassan, Director General of Agriculture Field Engineer Ahmed Sohail, Director Adaptive Research Chaudhry Mushtaq, Director Agriculture Extension Headquarters Farooq Javed, Director Agriculture Lahore Division Sher Muhammad Sharawat, and Director Agricultural Information, Punjab, Rai Mudassar Abbas, among other officers.

This ambitious initiative underscores Punjab’s commitment to ensuring food security and boosting agricultural productivity. Stay tuned for updates on the “Grow More Wheat Campaign” as it unfolds.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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Irshad Ahmad Oct 18, 2023 07:53pm
Grow More maize, Grow more cotton, Grow More wheat, مکئی اور کپاس تو " وڑ" گئی ۔۔۔۔۔۔ اب گندم اور grow more کروا لیں۔ کاشتکار اور کاشتکاری بھی............. جانی ہے۔
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Irshad Ahmad Oct 18, 2023 07:57pm
حکومت اور انتظامیہ صرف کمزور کو دبا سکتے ہیں۔ 2400 والا یوریا 4600 میں فروخت ہوا، کوئی قابو نہ کر پایا 8500 والی کپاس 6500 میں خرید ہوئی کِسی کے کان پر جوں نہ رینگی ۔مکئی کا حال بے حال ہوا ۔ اب grow more wheat کا جو حال ہوگا، وہ بھی دیکھا جاۓ گا ۔۔۔
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Qasm ali Oct 19, 2023 09:29pm
Cotton aur makkai ki tabahi kr di in logo ne farmer ko bewaqoof banaya hwa ha grow more grow more kahan se grow more karain monji toi stakia pagal bna kr loot rha ha kahan se grow krain gandum ka rate tou final ni krty 5000 final kro tou production aye gi wagarna 100000 rps kon gandum pe expenses kry
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محمد شفیق Oct 19, 2023 11:05pm
ذراعت کا کوئی ادارہ چھوٹے کسان کی امداد نھیں کرتا ۔ گندم کی پیداوار بڑھانے کی سکیم کے سلسلہ میں شا ہکوت چیچہ وطنی ذراعت دفتر کا کئ بار گیے مگر گیٹ بند تھا اور کوئی بندھ نھیں تھا ۔ 20 اکتوبر فارم جمع کرنےاخری تاریخ تھی مگر دفتر بند تھا۔
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Irshad Ahmad Oct 24, 2023 04:09pm
ایک وقت آئے گا ۔ جب کھاد، سپرے ،اور ٹھیکے پر زمین دینے والے اور حکومت و حکومتی ادارے سب کے گلے پڑ جائے گی یہ بدمعاشی ، جو یہ کاشتکار کے ساتھ کرتے ہیں
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