Published On: Wed, Apr 24th, 2019
Published in Category: Agriculture / Peshawar

Some 11 projects on cards for development of KP’s agriculture, livestock sectors

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Peshawar: As many as 11 projects have been in line for the development of KP agriculture and livestock sector under National Agriculture Emergency Programme. The total worth of these projects was Rs 44 billion.


The federal government with the coordination of all provinces would spend Rs290 billion on National Agriculture Emergency Programme in next five years, aimed at boosting crops yield, fishery and livestock development as well as water conservation of a little less than combine live water capacities of Tarbela and Mangla dams. The projects included three about water sector and other projects. Under


The project of Rs2.5 billion has been earmarked for cage fish culture. For trout fish farming in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), KP and AJ&K Rs1.7 billion would be spent.


While keeping in view the growing international halal market, the government is focusing on meat production. In this sector two projects are part of this national programme. One project of named Save The Calf would be executed in all provinces.  Another project of Rs4.1 billion, ‘Calf Fattening’ is also in this plan. Under this project, if farmers achieve 200 kilogram of calf weight in certain days, he would be provided Rs6000/calf.


Then they could sell them for their own, however the provincial agriculture departments would monitor it. It would not only help farmers earn money, but also help boost the sector.


There is another Backyard Poultry project with Rs400 million. Under this project, half a million vaccinated 80-day old chicks would be distributed in poor people, especially widows. They would provide it in a set of five chicks [four hens and one cock] at Rs1200/set to poor people especially to widows in all provinces. These would be of special breeds laying more eggs.