National Program for Enhancing Profitability through Increasing Productivity of Sugarcane

Government of Pakistan and Government of the Punjab have initiated this mega project under Prime Minister Agriculture Emergency Program for enhancing productivity and profitability through increase in sugarcane production and retrieve area for other crops through harnessing modern R and D, and mechanization technologies. Under this project, 2291 chisel plough, 1142 early hill up implement, 450 sugarcane planters and 1142 granular pesticides applicators will be provided to farmers on subsidy and 2960 D-Plots on good agricultural practices will be laid out for showcasing the technologies leading to productivity enhancement of sugarcane crop.

Duration: 2019-20 to 2023-2024 (5 years)

Total Cost: 2048.930 Million PKR

Allocation in 2019-20: 746.000 Million PKR

Physical Activities/Targets

The activities/targets of the project are as follows:

  • Number of implements to be distributed on 50% subsidy = 5025
  • Number of demonstration plots established = 2960
  • Number of mega farmer gatherings to be held = 270
  • Number of farmer days to be held = 986
  • Number of acres subsidized for zinc sulphate = 297010
  • Number of acres subsidized for inter cropping September planting = 13000
  • Number of sugarcane yield competition winner farmer rewarded = 168
  • Number of bio-agent cards to be increased over annual target = 1012500

Expected Outcome

The project will result in:

  • Increase of yield @ 200 mounds/acres 

Contact Details of Focal Person

Dr. Muhammad Anjum Ali
Director General Agriculture
(Extension & A.R), Punjab
Phone: 042-99200732