Wheat Cultivation Target Has Been Achieved

The district agriculture department has achieved its
cultivation target of wheat crops and introduced modern techniques to enhance
per acre production. District Officer Agricultural Faiz Ahmad Kundi told APP on
Tuesday that farmers were being provided relief. He said that a comprehensive
campaign was launched for creating awareness among farmers regarding packages
provided by the government and innovations in this regard in the farm sector.

He said that the authorities had decided to sow wheat on
530,000 acres in the district while 533,000 acres wheat target had been
achieved by Dec 15, 2016. He said that in six tehsils of the district including
Silanwali, Bhalwal, Kotmomin, Shahpur, Sahiwal and Sargodha the agricultural
authorities had given targets 49,000 acres, 96,000 acres, 93,000 acres, 90,000
acres, 70,000 and 130,000 acres, respectively. While the following tehsils have
achieved the cultivation targets within the period as Sillanwali achieved
49,936 acres, Bhalwal 123,000 acrea, Sahiwal 75,975 acres, Kotmomin 92,600
acres, Shahpur 78,696 acres and Sargodha tehsil has achieved wheat cultivation
target 133,000 acres.—APP

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