Government monitoring prices of chemical Fertilizers, pesticides

Secretary Agriculture Punjab Muhammad Mahmood has assured the growers' community that the government is continuously monitoring the prices of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to ensure their availability on appropriate and prescribed prices.

He was speaking to the participants of a meeting which held at the Agriculture House here on Tuesday.

The meeting was attended by the high ranking officers of the agriculture, meteorological office, representatives of farmers' organisations, APTMA, Pakistan Cotton Ginners, Sugar and Flour mills Associations, fertiliser companies and Crop life. The meeting discussed the issues being faced by farmers especially marketing of the agricultural commodities, fertilizer and pesticides, water availability at tail and efforts to increase production of cotton and lentils.

Secretary Agriculture directed the department to keep the farmers update with weather forecast and ensure presence of field staff to guide the farmers.

He hoped that Kisan package announced by the provincial government would result in decreasing input cost, increasing per acre yield and income of the farmers.