Punjab govt to provide climate smart technology to farmers

Punjab govt to provide climate smart technology to farmers

LAHORE: Secretary Agriculture Punjab, Muhammad Mahmood said on Saturday that the Punjab government's Climate Poject would provide climate smart technology (CST) to farmers and change the fate of agriculture sector in the province.

Talking to APP, he said that the project aimed at enhancing water availability and crop productivity through application of modern irrigation technologies.

He said that the Punjab government was revamping the agriculture sector to utilise its full potential to bring about prosperity in the province and make farmers prosperous.

To a question, Mahmood said that interventions envisaged under the proposed project would entail promotion of hi-tech technologies including solar system and tunnel technology for enhancing crop production and alleviating poverty in the province.

He said that on the direction of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, special attention was being paid to 'Rural Road Connectivity' which would help boost agriculture sector in the country.

The Punjab government has constituted an implementation committee to carry out work on a three-year project, promotion of high-value agriculture through provision of climate smart technology. (APP)