ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government had released Rs 537.646 million under its last year’s Public sector Development Programme (PSDP) against the total allocation of Rs 573.646 million for the uplift of agriculture sector of the country.
The Ministry of National Food Security and Research had utilized all the allocated funds under PSDP 2016-17 on its various developmental projects.
The government had spent Rs 195.447 million on the research for agriculture development programme as against the total allocation of Rs 195.447 million for the financial year 2016-17.
Under PSDP 2016-17, the government had released Rs 50 million for indigenization of hybrid seed production for enhanced crop production as against the total allocation of Rs 50 million.
The government has released Rs 47.95 million for the up gradation of arid zone research institute to level of AZRC and establishment of new adaptive research cum demonstration institute at Seakach, Wana South Waziristan, North Waziristan Agency (FATA) Tank and Matora, Laki Marwat.
Under last year development programme, the government had also released Rs 27.145 million for milk and meat supply chain improvement programme and support to livestock production in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to increase meat and milk production.
In order to share the knowledge and expertise of China, government had spent Rs 25.725 million for Pak-China cooperation for agriculture research and development programme against the total allocation of Rs 25.725 million.