Ten new varieties of different agri commodities approved in PSC meeting.


LAHORE -- Under Prime Minister's Agricultural Emergency Programme, new varieties of crops are being prepared which can withstand severe weather conditions and have strong immunity against diseases, said Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial, Minister for Agriculture, Punjab while presiding over 53rd meeting of Punjab Seed Council at Agriculture House, Lahore.

The meeting approved 25 new varieties of agricultural commodity seeds. In the meeting, 10 varieties of cumulative seeds were approved, including 9 olive oil and 1 bt cotton namely FH-444. Agriculture Minister Punjab Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial congratulated the agricultural scientists on the preparation of new varieties.

The meeting was attended by Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Hanif Khan, Additional Secretary Agriculture Planning Ubaidullah Khokhar, Director General Research Dr Abid Mahmood, Managing Seed Corporation Dr. Ghazanfer Ali, Director Seed Council Rana Riffat, Director Farms Zafar Iqbal, Chief Advisor Media Minister for Agriculture Punjab Shahid Qadir along with other...

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