On Friday, the Punjab government approved 40 new agricultural, livestock, and fisheries-related research projects totaling Rs 900 million.
The plans were presented at the 48th meeting of the Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB), when the audience was briefed on the projects’ goals by the board’s chief executive, Dr. Abid Mehmood.
The conference was presided over by Punjab Agriculture Minister S. M. Tanveer. Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, the secretary of agriculture for Punjab, Dr. Asif Ali, the vice chancellor of MNS Agriculture University in Multan, and other attendees were also there.
Speaking on this occasion, the Minister emphasized the importance of agricultural research benefits reaching farmers and the general public.
The market and commercial scale demand should be taken into consideration while planning agricultural initiatives. He added that it was necessary to carry out such agricultural initiatives on a commercial scale in order to satisfy public demand and maintain prices.
Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, the secretary of agriculture for Punjab, stated that the goal of research should not be “research for the sake of research” but rather the development of new crop varieties that might boost farmer profits and provide assistance for the populace.
In addition, he gave instructions to monitor ongoing agricultural research while creating hybrid sunflower species.
To read pour blog on “ECC okay to approve Rs. 50 bn parliamentary projects funds,” click here.