MULTAN     -    Secretary Agriculture Punjab Wasif Khursheed said that provincial government would offer interest free loans among 174,441 farmers, with an aim to promote agriculture sector. Addressing a meeting on Sunday the Secretary stated that Rs 11.30 biilion would be distributed among the farmers. He said that all possible resources were being utilized for achieving cotton targets. Officers of agriculture department were visiting different fields to check crops and resolve farmers problem. Similarly, the crops of 226,832 farmers were insured and the programme was in progress in 18 districts of the province. He said that government is also focusing on high value agriculture. Processing plants are being installed to promote vegetable and fruit culture. Further he said that the government is also offering subsidy worth billions of rupees on inputs including fertilizers and incentive on cultivation of different crops.