Review Meeting on Agriculture and Livestock

A review meeting of Agriculture and Livestock was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary KP Shakeel Qadir Khan in Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the briefing special attention is being paid to agriculture and livestock sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government is ensuring quality food supply through research and subsidy in agriculture and livestock sector. The use of modern technology is being ensured to meet food needs in a timely manner. The government has introduced various schemes to support the indigenous population.

 Wheat wrappers and binders will be distributed under the ongoing wheat production plan in the agriculture sector. By January 2021, 2488 bags of potash and phosphorus have been subsidized.

Chip bud technology has been introduced under the project to increase sugarcane production. The technology saves 30% of water used for irrigation. New seeds and technology are also being introduced to increase sugarcane cultivation and production. Under the scheme, 2004 fertilizer bags have also been subsidized.

In order to increase meat production in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the government is also working on a scheme to provide livestock care to the local population. Vaccination of animals and the use of modern equipment are increasing meat production. In the year 21-2020, 4160 animals were registered. This year, the project has increased the meat production by 171 tons and has made a profit of Rs. 90 million so far.

Work is also underway on a project to save and care for calves in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under the project, calves are being vaccinated, de-worm and 9238 calves registered this year are being treated.

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