Rawalpindi - Members of divisional task committee for agriculture said that Rabi corps including wheat, canola, gram, oilseed and lentil had been sown in the targeted area.

In order to streamline agriculture sector at scientific lines to enhance production, special initiatives are also being taken aimed at increasing per acre production and ensuring availability of fertilizers at specified amount and price, they added.

The members said this while briefing Additional Deputy Commissioner (Finance and Planning) Rao Atif Raza during review meeting of Divisional Task Force Committee for Agriculture on Thursday.

Addressing the meeting, Rao Atif Raza said that farmers’ training was one of key components under which 958 sessions had been arranged at village level while 14,803 farmers were trained and 9,848 literatures had been distributed.

He said that government was vigilant to provide relief to farmers and Kisan package was practical demonstration of it. “DAP subsidy scheme is another chain of it under which holders of DAP scratch card will get subsidy of Rs150 per bag,” he said. He said that 12,685 farmers had been registered for Kisan card and 603 under e-credit schemes in Rawalpindi district so far who could benefit from these subsidy schemes.

Rao Atif Raza directed guiding people interested in kitchen gardening besides providing them with seed packets at subsidised rates to promote this trend at domestic level.