MULTAN - Punjab government will spend Rs 420 mln on promotion of vegetables across the province.  It was informed by Director Vegetable Research Institute, Faisalabad, Dr Shahid Niaz while addressing a seminar here. He said vegetables would be cultivated at demonstration plots at union council level across the province.  According to the vegetable promotion project, pre-basic seeds of onion, pepper, garlic and potato would be prepared.  Another type of hybrid tomato would also be introduced under the project, he added. EDO Agriculture Shafqat Hussain Bhatti said that six demonstration plots of onion and pepper would be cultivated this year and in the coming four years.

Deputy Director Fruit and Vegetable Nasir Ahmed said that inputs including fertiliser, seed and pesticide would be provided free to farmers under the project.  Assistant Director Information Naveed Asmat also urged farmers to contact the agriculture department for information related to vegetable production techniques.