MULTAN, (Muzaffargarh.City – 03rd Mar, 2018 ) :The Punjab government is extending subsidy of billions of rupees on recommended varieties of cotton seed. According to assistant director agriculture (information) Naveed Asmat Kohloon, the subsidy is being given to farmers hailing from Multan, Khanewal, Lodhran, Vehari, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur districts.
Subsidy worth Rs 700 is given on every recommended seed bag. Subsidy vouchers would be provided in cotton seed bags during April 2018. According to spokesperson, the subsidized varieties are IUB-2013, FH-142, FH Lalazar, and MNH 886.
The registered farmers would send ID Card number-Space- CS0319, at 8070 and would become part of the scheme. The last date for sending SMS is March 15. However, non-registered farmers would contact Helpline 0800-15000 or 0800-29000 for availing this facility.