Punjab distributes 110,000 android phones to farmers

Punjab will distribute 110,000 android smart phones to farmers

Lahore, Pakistan: The Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate a scheme to provide free android smart phones to 110,000 farmers in the province on March 12, 2018 (tomorrow).

Objective of the scheme is to keep the farmers updated about Agriculture Department’s recommendations about their crops.

The Punjab government will give 110,000 smart mobile phones to farmers with an objective to keep them updated about agriculture department recommendations about their crops.

The Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate a scheme in Multan.

According to spokesman of Punjab government, the farmers would get information regarding ecosystem, latest production techniques, subsidies on agriculture inputs, market prices of different commodities, and the latest researches. The farmers will pay Rs500 to 1000 for acquiring one smart mobile phone.

The tenants will pay Rs500 while the owners of land would pay Rs1000. The government will also provide free-of-cost 1 GB internet service. Initially, the facility will be given to registered farmers only. According to official sources, the scheme will commence from March 12 and Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif will inaugurate the scheme.

“This is new move of Punjab government to reach out farmers to attract their support. General elections are at corner and such move can benefit PMLN led Punjab in forthcoming general elections 2018”, said Ashraf Saeed who watches initiatives regarding agriculture in Punjab.

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