99pc target of cotton cultivation achieved in Faisalabad.

FAISALABAD -- In Faisalabad division, 0.116 million acres of area has been brought under cotton cultivation which is 99 per cent of the target.

These views were expressed by Secretary Agriculture, Punjab Iftikhar Ali Sahoo on Friday while presiding over the meeting of Divisional Management Cotton Committee organised to review the situation of cotton cultivation in Commissioner Office Faisalabad.

Commissioner, Faisalabad Division, Salwat Saeed, Additional Secretary Agriculture Task Force Punjab Muhammad Shabir Ahmed Khan, Director General Agriculture Extension Dr. Anjum Ali, Deputy Director Agriculture Information Punjab Asif Ali, Director Agriculture Extension Faisalabad Chaudhry Abdul Hameed and other officers participated in the meeting while Deputy Commissioner Toba Tek Singh, Chaniot and Jhang participated online.

During the meeting, while giving a briefing to the participants, it was told that the target of cotton cultivation in Faisalabad division this year has been set at 0.118 million acres, of which cotton has been cultivated on an area of 0.116 million acres which is 98.9pc of the target.

Secretary Agriculture Punjab made it clear that to achieve the cotton production targets, all the relevant departments must fulfill their responsibility under National spirit. By implementing the Cotton Action Plan 2023-24, it will be possible to earn $3 billion in foreign exchange which will stabilise the country's economy, he said.

While giving instructions, he said that availability of...

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