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Punjab government sets an ambitious target of four million acres for cotton sowing

The Punjab government has set a target of cotton growing on four million acres of land during the current season.

A spokesperson of the Punjab Agriculture Department told Radio Pakistan Multan representative that cotton sowing is in progress in Punjab. He said the farmers have been advised to sow only the registered and approved varieties to get a good production.

He said the federal government has announced 8500 rupees per 40-kilogram support price of cotton while subsidies worth billions of rupees are already available to encourage the sowing of registered cotton varieties.

He said the subsidy is being given to farmers on the sowing of registered varieties.

One thousand rupees per bag subsidy can be availed for a maximum of five-acre area and on a first come first served basis.

Last year the province harvested its lowest cotton crop in four decades. Some of the crops were destroyed by heavy floods and some were lost due to low-quality seeds and pest attack.

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