MoUs On Water Saving, Improvement Of Chaunsa
KARACHI, Jan 3 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : Nestle Pakistan has inked two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs)- one for water resource management and another for improving agricultural sustainability for Chaunsa Mango.
A statement on Tuesday said that the MoUs have been signed with the Punjab Agriculture Department. It said that for the Chaunsa Project, the company will take on board Mango Research Institute, Multan, as a research partner and hopes that for the access to latest research in the mango sector as well as best farm practices will enable them to build on the work it is already doing with mango farmers.
Under the Water Resource Management Project, Nestle will partner with the Water Management Wing of the Department for a program which offers a 60% subsidy to farmers who employ High Efficiency Irrigation Systems (drip irrigation) and other water conservation techniques, technologies and practices.
It was pointed out that Nestle will bear the 40% share that the farmer owes to the government. The pilot project is spread over 10 acres, located around Sheikhupura district. The company wants to extend it to 50 acres by the end of 2017.