Govt embarks on plan to raise fruits, vegetables on 18000 acres land in KP

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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has embarked on an inclusive plan to raise fruits and vegetables on 18000 acres land in different districts.

According to Planning and Agriculture department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, nine state of the art central markets will also be established to provide these commodities to people at affordable rate.

These central markets will be setup in Swat, Mardan, Abbottabad, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan and Peshawar and practical work on it will start this year.

Under the programme, farmers would be provided special incentives for purchase approved seeds, fertilizers and technical advice in wake of challenges posed by climate change.

Besides, nine new varieties of seeds of crops, vegetables and fruits have been introduced by the Agriculture Department to increase per acre’s production.



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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.