2500 Sotorcycles To Be Given To Field Assistants: Dr Farrukh

2500 sotorcycles to be given to field assistants: Dr Farrukh

MULTAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -6th Sept,2016) : Provincial minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed said that Punjab government would provide 2500 motorcycles to agriculture field assistants.

The provincial minister said this while paying visits to different cotton fields in suburban areas of Multan. The provision of motorcycles would help field assistants to have an easy access to peasants, said the minister adding that they would inspect the crops and put forward useful suggestions.

Dr Farrukh maintained that government had brought down prices of different inputs especially fertilizers and pesticides. Similarly, effective monitoring was also being done for provision of pure pesticides.

Government is taking strict action against sellers of substandard fertilizers or pesticides, he said.

Similarly, Rs 450 millions are also being spent for improvement in irrigation projects which would bring remarkable growth in agriculture sector, he claimed.

Earlier, the government has earmarked Rs 250 millions and now the amount has been enhanced to Rs 450 million, the minister added. Drip irrigation system and solar tube wells are being installed on subsidized prices.

Punjab government was taking practical steps to improve agriculture sector and protect economic interests of farmers. On this occasion, executive district officer Shafqat Bhatti, Assistant Director Information Naveed Asmat and many other officers from agriculture department were also present.