Wheat Cultivation Over 5 Lakh Acres In District In Progress

(@ChaudhryMAli88)

Wheat cultivation over 5 lakh acres in district in progress

SIALKOT, Jan 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Jan, 2017 ) - Over 5.10 lakh acres of land was being cultivated with wheat crop during Rabi crop season in Sialkot district, said Agriculture department sources.

Talking to APP on Thursday, officials said Agriculture department would provide assistance and guidance to growers for attaining better yields especially in terms of increased wheat crop acreage in the province.

Under the programme special attention was being given to bring maximum land under cultivation. Agriculture department had initiated special training programme for wheat growers for creating awareness about the proportionate use of fertilizers for getting better yield of the crop, natural cultivation techniques and irrigation.

"Farmers Training Programme" had been started and wheat growers of 1431 villages of Sialkot district were also imparted training about latest wheat production techniques,fertilizer and pesticide usage.Experts were visiting villages from door to door for boosting awareness.

Tehsilwise break up of wheat cultivation is: 1.44 lakh acres in Sialkot, 1.23 lakhs in Daska,71000 lakhs Sambrial and 1.63 lakhs in Pasrur tehsil of the district. Special step were also been taken for checking sale of fake and substandard pesticides,fertilizers in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils of Sialkot district where wheat sowing was in full swing.