LAHORE  - Punjab Agriculture Minister Dr Farrukh Javed has congratulated Punjab Seed Corporation MD Khaqan Babar and his team for introducing hybrid corn seeds in the market. He also advised the corn farmers to sow only PSC’s seeds for getting bumper crop in May.

Talking to media after getting briefing on hybrid corn seeds by the PSC MD, the Punjab agriculture minister said that these seeds, which have been introduced after proper scientific research, are capable of fighting various diseases of the corn crop. To a question, Dr Farrukh said that these seeds will be very affordable for farmers and would end the monopoly of multinational companies selling seeds at very high rates.

He said that the government would safeguard the interests of farmers and take strict legal action against fake seed mafia and private seed companies involved in sale of fake seeds and over-charging. He said that the PSC is the only government sector organization that is profitable.