Pakistan, India to Share Agri Expertise

Governor of Western (Pakistan) Punjab Janaab Mohammed Sarwar on Monday called on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal .

Published: 18th February 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2014 01:01 AM   |  A+A-

Governor of Western (Pakistan) Punjab Janaab Mohammed Sarwar on Monday called on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to discuss the need to synergize efforts between both the states to mutually benefit their farmers through modern farm practices by sharing their experiences and expertise.

Sarwar called upon Badal on the sidelines of the Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit (PPAS) here. He said in furtherance of this objective there should be regular exchange of delegations comprising farmers, farm scientists and agri-economists. Sarwar said like its Indian counterpart, Western Punjab has dominant position in cotton, kinnow, wheat, maize and basmati production.

He emphasized the need to undertake sustained Research and Development (R&D) in the field of cropping pattern and agriculture production both qualitatively and quantitatively which would emerge both the Punjabs as frontrunner states.

He said untapped potential in the field of agro processing could also be explored to enhance the value addition of traditional crops. Buoyed over the success of the Punjab Agriculture Summit, Sarwar said that it was a healthy platform for the farmers to compete within themselves and establish new benchmarks of agriculture production.


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