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Punjab govt to cultivate sunflower across 210,000 acres this year

In order to increase the per-acre yield of sunflower (oilseeds) in the country, the Punjab govt has set the production area target of 210,000 acres for sunflower cultivation in 2020, it was learnt on Monday.

The federal government has already allocated Rs10 billion to increase the production of sunflower (oilseeds) in the country.

‘YIELD COMPETITION’

To achieve the sunflower cultivation target, Punjab’s agriculture department has introduced a ‘per-acre yield competition’ among the farmers of 15 districts. In addition, the provincial government is also giving a subsidy of Rs5,000 per acre to sunflower growers.

The competition would be conducted among the farmers from #Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, DGKhan, Khanewal, Layyah, Lodhran, Mianwali, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Okara, RahimYarKhan, Rajanpur, Sialkot and Vihari

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