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Officials say the government is prepared to improve per-acre yields

ISLAMABAD: As the wheat sowing season approaches, farmers are being educated on the use of contemporary technologies as well as the introduction of high yielding wheat varieties so that output may be enhanced to meet the country’s needs, according to an official.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Food Security and Research Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, speaking at a press conference after the seminar held at the Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI) in Faisalabad, said that as the wheat sowing season approaches, a series of meetings and seminars have been organised to increase wheat production, with the first seminar organised by the Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI) in Faisalabad.

“We have achieved 27.8 million tonnes of wheat this year, which is enough for our needs at the moment, but we need to produce 30 million tonnes in the future,” he said, urging scientists and Department of Agriculture officials to introduce high yielding wheat varieties so that excellent yields could be achieved.

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The government is taking steps to increase wheat production to 30 million tonnes, of which 22.5 million tonnes will be produced in Punjab and the remaining provinces will add 7.5 million tonnes, he added. Pakistan’s population is rapidly increasing, while commodity production is steadily increasing, and the government is taking steps to increase wheat production to 30 million tonnes, of which 22.5 million tonnes will be produced in Punjab and the remaining provinces will add 7.5 million tonnes.

Cheema stated that the government is reviewing the performance of all departments in order to maximise agricultural commodity production, and that the government is also providing subsidies to farmers on seeds, fertilisers, and medicines in order to increase agricultural production and alleviate farmers’ financial difficulties.

A programme to enhance wheat output has been begun, according to PARC chairman Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan.

Furthermore, the government would give facilities for purchasing fertilisers, sprays, and other such items. Because it is impossible to survive without wheat, a series of meetings and seminars have been organised to enhance wheat production, with full backing from the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council.

During the session, the PARC chairman also discussed the collected feedback/suggestions received from the stakeholders.

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