LAHORE: The Punjab government is taking steps to boost per acre yield of gram crop in Thal area.
A spokesman for the department said today that sprinkle irrigation system was being installed in Khushab, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh, Jhang and Mianwali districts for enhancing the yield of the crop.
He said that farmers were being given a 75 percent subsidy in this regard. “In Punjab, cultivation of gram starts from Sept 25, and is grown on an area of 2.4 million acres,” he added.
He said that growers could complete sowing of a gram in Thal area from Nov 1 to 30th. Growers must use a drip irrigation system to obtain good per acre yield.