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Promotion of Pulses Cultivation in Punjab

The objectives of the projects are:

  • To develop basic seed of high yielding varieties of pulses
  • Promotion of certified seed of Lentil, Moong and Mash by its distribution among farmers at subsidized rates
  • Transfer of modern production technology through farmer training program, print & electronic media
  • Demonstration of modern production technology for pulses including Lentil, Moong, Mash & Gram at farmers’ fields
  • Promotion of pulses in association of other crops in irrigated areas
  • Holding of farmer days and use of other extension tools to lure farmers on adoption of pulses cultivation

Cost of the project is Rs. 127.260 Million with the gestation period from July 01, 2014 to June 06, 2017. Project location is all districts of the Punjab. 

Physical progress for the year 2014-15 is 540 demonstration plots for Moong, Lentil, Mash have been laid out; 135 Pulses Drills distributed to farmers on 50% subsidy; 317700 Kg seed of Moong distributed to farmers on subsidy and sown during Spring and Kharif 2014-15; Five (5) Multiple Crop Threshers for Pulses given to Adaptive Research Farms for demonstration; 150 Farmer Days and Seminars conducted at demonstration sites; 31250 copies of literature on Moon, Mash, Gram and Lentil printed and distributed to farmers; 3000  Farmer Training Programs on Pulses conducted in the field. 
Physical progress for the year 2015-16 is 22,244 Kg bsic seed produced by Pulses Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabd; 4,342,80 Kg of certified seed Moong and 7,200 Kg of Gram  produced by PPSC; 4,328,33 Kg certified seed of Moong and 5,450 Kg of Lentil distributed to Farmers on 33% subsidy; 105 Pulses drills were distributed to farmers on 33% subsidy; 7822 Farmers Training Programs on Pulses Cultivation were conducted; 145 Demonstration plots of Moon, 91 of Mash, 85 of Lentil, 225 of Gram were laid out; 125 Farmers day & Seminars were conductd on Gram, Lentil & Moong D-Plots. 

Financial Progress is funds released and expenditure made uptil 30.06.2016

(See Detail of Demonstration Plots)

 

Enhancing Vegetable Production in Punjab

The project is focusing on the productivity of the vegetables and crops and reduce the pre and post-cultivation losses.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Streamlining of vegetable seed production
  • Vegetable productivity enhancement
  • Edification of growers
  • Reduction of post harvest losses

Cost of the project is Rs. 410.87 Million with the gestation period from Jauary 01, 2014 to June 30, 2017. 

Project locations include Attock, Sargodha, Bhakkar, Khushab, Faisalabad, Narowal, Chiniot, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur, Okara, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Multan, Lodhran, Khanewal, Vehari, Muzaffarghar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar & Lahore.

Physical Progress for the year 2014-15 is 312 open field demo plot and 375 Tunnel Demo laid out; 559 Farmer Days conducted; 4584 Farmer's Trainings arranged; and 24 seminar one in each in project district organized; 10,000 copies of printed literature in shape of broucher got printed and distributed amongst farmers through DDAs/HOAs (Ext) of project districts. Sale of 160300 Kitchen Gardening seed kits completed. Production and sale of 260000 seedlings of Tomato, 2384000of Onion and 340000 of Chillies have been completed. Sufficient quantity of vegetable seed of Onion, Garlic and Potato were provided to famrmers on cheaper rates through Punjab Seed Corporation.

Physical Progress for the year 2015-16 is 312 open field demo plot and 375 Tunnel Demo laid out; 658 Farmer Days conducted; 4823 Farmer's Trainings arranged; and 21 seminar one in each in project district organized; 10,000 copies of printed literature in shape of broucher got printed and distributed amongst farmers through DDAs/HOAs (Ext) of project districts. Sale of 161500 Kitchen Gardening seed kits completed. Production and sale of 260000 seedlings of Tomato, 2940000of Onion and 340000 of Chillies have been completed. Sufficient quantity of vegetable seed of Onion, Garlic and Potato were provided to famrmers on cheaper rates through Punjab Seed Corporation.

Financial Progress is funds released and expenditure made uptil 30.06.2016

(See Detail of Demonstration Plots)
 

Management of Fruit Fly with Special Reference to Non-Conventional Methods

The project is focusing on to improve Agriculture Productivity and quality of fruits by controlling Fruit Fly.

The objectives of the project are:

a) Agriculture Extension

  • To introduce and promote integrated plant protection management (IPPM) techniques against Fruit Fly
  • To reduce Fruit Fly management cost and increase income in natural eco-system (Mango, Citrus & Guava etc)
  • Provision of Methyl Eugenol, traps and Protein Hydrolysate at subsidized cost to the farmers in a transparent manner
  • To comply sanitary and Phyto-sanitary measures of WTO linked with Mango, Citrus and Guava Trade
  • To strengthen Biological Laboratories for rearing of Fruit Fly predators and releases in the orchards
  • Capacity Building of Extension and Farmers on Biological, Cultural, Mechanical and Chemical control of Fruit Fly

b) Agriculture Research

  • Collection for identification of Citrus & Mango Fruit Fly species
  • Damage assessment
  • Development of Bio-rational modules for the management of Fruit Fly
     

Cost of the project is Rs. 227.610 Million with the gestation period from January 01, 2014 to June 30, 2017. Project location include Multan, R.Y. Khan, Muzaffargarh, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Jhang, Bahawalnagar, Bhakkar, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Sargodha, T.T. Singh, M.B. Din, Sahiwal, Vehari, Layyah, Chiniot, Minawali, Pakpattan, Khushab, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur, Faisalabad, Okara, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sialkot, Narowal & Hafizabad.

Physical progress for the year 2014-15 is 3240 Farmers' Training conducted for creating awareness amongst the farming community for managment of Fruit Fly; sites selection for demo plots completed; 18700 copies of literature i.e. Mango 5600, Ctrus 6500 and Guava 6600 have been printed and distributed among the farmers; 300 Banners for publicity have been prepared and placed on prominent places; Purchase of Methyl Eugenol and Protein Hydrolase is under process; For the awareness of Fruit Fly Management TV Commercial was prepared and made on air for 10 days; Messages in appeared in National Newspapers.

Physical progress for the year 2015-16 is 3240 Farmers' Training conducted for creating awareness amongst the farming community for managment of Fruit Fly; sites selection for demo plots completed; 25,000 copies of literature i.e. leaflets, broachers and posters have been printed and distributed among the farmers; 300 Banners for publicity have been prepared and placed on prominent places; Purchase of Methyl Eugenol and Protein Hydrolase is under process; For the awareness of Fruit Fly Management TV Commercial was prepared and made on air for 10 days; Messages in appeared in National Newspapers.

Financial Progress is funds released and expenditure made uptil 30.06.2015

 

Extension Service 2.O - Farmer Facilitation Through Modernized Extension

The project is focusing on to capture soil attributes and improve service delivery through modernized Extension network.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Development of soil attributes database and its GIS mapping
  • Strengthening of capacity of existing soil Laboratories
  • Identification of Crop Specialists from Universities, Research and Extension Organizations for on line advice to the extension agents and farmers
  • Improvement in Service Delivery, through Extension service by provision of missing facilities to the extension agents for field work to respond to the queries of the farmers through dedicated visits and establishment of dedicated monitoring system at each nodal point
  • Registration of four farms from each village with regular expansion program to reach every farm within life of the project according to soil test plan
  • Adoption of latest extension approaches and tools for regular interaction with registered and other farmers through field visits, plant clinics, farmer's training, inbound/outbond calls, and helpline/complaint line with IVR facilities
  • Provision of outbond survey call facility SMS/MMS query and SMS/MMS Broad casting service, pre-recorded calls/ Robot calls with response capture facility etc. and other mechanisms/technologies to connect with agriculture farmers
  • Establishment of helpline with complaint management systems and it also includes provision of application/ portal management system for sending out the customized SMS messages and / or Robot calls to agriculture farmers
  • Redressal of farmer issues relating to agriculture technology and input management etc.
  • Strengthening of the existing laboratories of Soil Survey of Punjab
  • Strengtheing of the Information System Unit, Soil Survey of Punjab

Cost of the project is Rs. 4847.308 Million with the gestation period from July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2020. 

Project location is all districts of the Punjab.July

Physical Progress is project approved in PDWP meeting on August 11, 2015. Pre-qualification of IT firms is completed; Procurement of machinery and equipments is completed; The soil sampling is started.

Financial Progress is funds released and expenditure made uptil 30.06.2015

 

Promotion of Agricultue Mechanization in Punjab

 The project is focussing on to improve Agricultural productivity on sustainable basis through mechanization by providing implements best suited for different farm operation 

The objectives of the projects are:

  • Food security management in holistic manner
  • Emphasis on innovative technologies to bring vertical crop productivity
  • Increase farmer's income through increased crop productivity, better support price and diversified agriculture practices
  • Ensure quality and purity of farm inputs
  • Development and adoption of new technologies for enhancing crop productivity
  • Improve the living standards of farming community by reducing poverty
  • Provision of set of agricultural machines & implements to the farmers at subsidized rates to increase productivity and profitability by mechanization of farm operations for soil tillage, seed bed preparation, sowing, spraying and sugarcane harvesting
  • To improve mechanization by providing implements best suited for different farm operations by reducing tractor implement ration
  • To improve revenue generating capacity of farmers in order to reduce poverty and improve the socio-economic conditions by increasing tractor use hours for better utility
  • Capacity building of farmers for optimum operation & maintenance of agricultural machinery

Cost of the project is Rs. 1184.000 Million with the gestation period from July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2017. Project location is all districts of the Punjab. 

Physical progress for the year 2014-15 is 2465 allotment letters for Agriculture Implements set on 50% subsidy issued to the successful winner farmers; 2338 farmers made booking with prequalified manufacturers of Agricultural Implements; 

Financial Progress is funds released and expenditure made uptil 30.06.2015