Provincial Minister for Cooperatives, Mehr Muhammad Aslam Bharwana, said that Punjab government has decided on an initiative to introduce premium quality exotic date palm varieties which would help to yield maximum dates for the strengthening of Pakistan economy and export oriented date industry.
He made this statement while distributing tissue culture date palm varieties to farmers of South Punjab here at new Senate Hall of Agriculture University. Secretary Cooperative Punjab Mansoor Qadir, VC UAF Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa, Director Horticulture Prof Aman Ullah, farmers and students were also present.
The Minister said that cooperative department had imported date varieties from UK and UAE and after initial nursing at the Institute of Horticultural Science of UAF, plants were being distributed among growers.
He appreciated the vulnerable support of Agricultural University to promote the project of exotic tissue culture date palm. He said that Green Pakistan and Clean & Green Punjab program were being implemented successfully and farmers were also participated in these programs with dedication and devotion.