CHAPPAR CHIRI: Punjab Governor Mohammed Sarwar called on Indian Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to discuss the need to synergise efforts between both the provinces to mutually benefit their farmers through modern farm practices by sharing their experiences and expertise. Sarwar called upon Badal on the sidelines of the Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit (PPAS) here. He said in furtherance of this objective there should be regular exchange of delegations comprising farmers, farm scientists and agri-economists. Sarwar said like its Indian counterpart, Pakistani Punjab has dominant position in cotton, kinnow, wheat, maize and basmati production.

He emphasised the need to undertake sustained Research and Development (R&D) in the field of cropping pattern and agriculture production both qualitatively and quantitatively which would emerge both the Punjabs as frontrunner states.

Sarwar said untapped potential in the field of agro processing could also be explored to enhance the value addition of traditional crops. Buoyed over the success of the Punjab Agriculture Summit, Sarwar said that it was a healthy platform for the farmers to compete within themselves and establish new benchmarks of agriculture production.