Next 15 days important for cotton cultivation: Secretary Agriculture.

MULTAN -- Secretary of Agriculture of Punjab Iftikhar Ali Sahoo said that the next fifteen days were very important in terms of cotton cultivation, here on Saturday.

According to a press release issued here, he directed all the relevant departments including the agriculture department field teams, relevant district administration and revenue staff to work hand in hand with the farmers to ensure maximum area cultivation of cotton.

He expressed these views while presiding over the review meeting of ongoing activities related to Cotton Action Plan 2023-24 at Mango Research Institute, Multan here on Saturday. Secretary Agriculture, South Punjab, Saqib Ali Ateel, Additional Secretaries Task Force Muhammad Shabbir Ahmad Khan and Imtiaz Ahmad Waraich, Director General Agriculture (Extension) Punjab Dr Muhammad Anjum Ali and others were present.

It was briefed that during the current year, the Multan division has a cotton cultivation target of 1.269 million acres out of which nearly 0.740 million areas have been brought under cultivation, which is 58 percent of the total target.

Mr Iftikhar said that the set target of cotton cultivation could be achieved only with better coordination.

He added that every officer of the agriculture department was part of the "Grow More Cotton" campaign. Agricultural extension workers should provide technical guidance and support to farmers for cotton cultivation.

He warned that action would be taken against the relevant...

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