Multan-Better cotton production was achieved this year due to relaxation of taxes on pesticides, subsidy on fertilisers and provision of quality cotton seed for 10,000 acres under Khadim-e-Punjab Kissan package.
The cotton crop was sown on over 19 per cent more land compared with previous year in Punjab.
According to the Agriculture Department spokesperson, pest attack on cotton crop remained low compared with previous years due to efforts of the department and timely guidance to the cotton growers. The provincial government has also devised a strategy to increase cotton production in 2018, concluded the spokesperson.
Source Pak Observer