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Climate Project to change fate of agri sector
Tuesday, April-18-2017

LAHORE (APP): Punjab Agriculture Secretary Muhammad Mahmood said on Saturday that Punjab government's Climate Project would provide climate smart technology (CST) to farmers and change the fate of the agriculture sector in the province.
He said the project was aimed at enhancing water availability and crop productivity through application of modern irrigation technologies. He said 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 directions of Prime Minister 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 and promotion of high-value agriculture through provision of climate smart technology.

Courtesy The Nation

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