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Steps under way to boost per acre gram yield

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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.


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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.