Plan launched to increase wheat production in AJK

MIRPUR : An integrated phased plan has been kicked off to increase the production of wheat in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), official sources said.

About 800 metric tons of high quality approved wheat seed has reportedly been supplied recently to the growers in all AJK districts in line with their requirement.

They said cultivators in AJK faced problems in receiving the approved wheat seed in time every year which caused delay in the growing process in most of the areas. 20 metric tons of wheat seed was supplied to the farmers after the AJK Agriculture Department produced the same from its own farms in various parts of Azad Jammu Kashmir. “Thus the required wheat seed has already been made available to the growers in all AJK districts to ensure their timely forthcoming cultivation”, the sources said.

Through the agricultural calendar, the field staff as well as growers would be kept informed about the schedule of the set agricultural activities throughout the calendar year. “It will also help the growers and field staff to perform their respective professional activities in their areas according to the schedule”, they said.

The agricultural experts have hoped a bumper crop with an unprecedented increase in agricultural production as a result of forthcoming timely disbursement of the required agricultural means this year.

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