Ginners ready to pay Rs200 per maund extra for clean cotton

MULTAN: Punjab Minister for Agriculture Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial said Friday that ginners had promised to pay premium price i.e Rs 200 extra per maund for contamination-free or clean cotton.

He said this while presiding over a meeting of Cotton Crop Management Group (CCMG) at Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) Multan.

The Minister assured that all out efforts would be made for the provision of essential inputs for the cotton crop at affordable prices.

Moreover, the department would also remain vigilant for monitoring the quality and prices of inputs. Senior Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen, progressive cotton growers, cotton researchers, agriculture research, extension and plant protection officials, academicians, representatives of private pesticide, seed and fertilizer associations, MEPCO, Irrigation, Pakistan Meteorological Department attended the meeting.

The meeting deliberated upon the cotton production targets for the Punjab province and measures to be adopted for achieving them.

The departments presented data about the availability of essential inputs (fertilizer, pesticide) and canal water irrigation situation and electricity supply position in the coming season.

Jahangir Khan Tareen also spoke on the occasion and stated that the federal government would play its role in achieving the cotton production target of 15 million bales set by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Source: Business Recorder, Pakistan
Saturday, 13 April 2019

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