Govt offering smart subsidy on fertilizers, seeds: Secretary Agriculture August 17, 2020

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Govt offering smart subsidy on fertilizers, seeds: Secretary Agriculture August 17, 2020

ISLAMABAD- Secretary Agriculture Punjab Wasif Khursheed said Punjab government was offering smart subsidy on fertilizers and seeds of different crops.

According to official details, during 2019-20, the subsidy through  E-voucher was given to 450,000 farmers .

He said 350,000 avail subsidy on fertilizers and 100,000 on seeds of various crops including wheat, cotton, sunflower, canola etc. The subsidy of Rs 2.8 billion was given so far.

The government also earmarked 6 billion rupees to address issue of climate changes for year 2020-21.

The work is in progress to introduce weather resistant varieties. Similarly, the agriculture department was also focusing on modern irrigation ways.