Ongoing

National Projects

Name of the Project: National Program for Improvement of Watercourses in Pakistan (Phase-II) -The Punjab Component

Total Cost: Rs. 46,255.356 Million (PSDP = Rs. 10,256.768, ADP = RS. 18,333.054, and Farmers’ Contribution = Rs. 17,665.534 Million)

Gestation Period: Five Years (2019-20 to 2023-24)

Allocation during 2019 - 20: ADP: Rs. 1,651.389 Million

Targets

Over the year, following targets are to be achieved:

  • Improvement of 2,500 Unimproved Watercourses
  • Additional Lining of 7,500 Already Improved Watercourses - up to 50 %
  • Provision of 9,500 LASER Land Leveling Units
  • Construction of 3,000 On-Farm Water Storage Tanks/Ponds

Name of the Project: National Program for Enhancing Profitability through increasing Productivity of Wheat

Total Cost: 16518.70 Million

Gestation Period: Five Years (2019-20 to 2023-24)

Allocation during 2019 - 20: 1710.676 Million

Targets

This project is aimed at achieving the following targets:

  • Provision of 259,832 tons of Gypsum to farmers on 50% subsidy for restoring 86,610 acres of salt affected soil.
  • Growing of Jantar in rice-wheat cropping system and incorporation into soil on 99,900 hectares
  • Provision of 4,007 Zero Tillage Drills, 6,680 Dry Sowing Drills, 2,374 Wattar Drills, 1187 Wheat Bed Planters and 1187 slashers
  • Seed replacement by provision of 216,457 tons of certified wheat seed on subsidy for 4,329,140 acres
  • Weed management on 70% area i.e. 4,793,400 hectares
  • Laying out of 25000 Demonstration Plots
  • Holding of 300 Mega Gathering and 8333 Farmers Days on Demonstration Plots

Name of the Project: National Program for Enhancing Profitability through Increasing Productivity of Rice

Total Cost: Rs. 9988.388 Million (Punjab Share: Rs. 4830.760 Million, Federal Share: Rs. 1497.000 Million, Farmers’ Share: Rs. 3660.628 Million)

Gestation Period: Five Years (2019-20 to 2023-24)

Allocation during 2019-20: Rs. 946.016 Million (ADP/Punjab = Rs. 738.769; PSDP/Federal = Rs. 207.247 Million)

Targets

This following targets are to be acheived on the completion of this project:

  • Provision of following Agricultural Machinery/Implements on 50% cost sharing basis: 
    • Riding type Transplanters (450 Nos.)
    • Walk-after type Transplanters (250 Nos.)
    • Nursery Raising Machines (450 Nos.)
    • Direct Seeding Rice Drills (900 Nos.)
    • Water Tight Rotavator (800 Nos.)
    • Rice Straw Chopper and Disc Plow/MB Plow Sets (750 Nos.)
    • Knapsack Power Sprayer (2450 Nos.)
  • Provision of Certified Seed on 50% cost sharing basis (229,285 Mounds)
  • Establishment of Demonstration Plots for showcasing (3,625 Nos.)
  • Provision of Financial Assistance to farmers @ Rs.1500/Acre for promoting Paddy Specific Harvesters (453,518 acres)
  • Provision of Weedicides on 30% cost sharing basis (725,200 acres)
  • Mega Farmer’s gatherings by Punjab Govt. (180 Nos.)
  • Provision of Micronutrients on 50% cost sharing basis (181,300 acres)
  • Appreciation of best rice growers at district level and provincial level through Rice Yield Competition (240 Nos.)

Name of the Project: National Oilseed Enhancement Program (NOEP)

Total Cost: 5114.999 Million

Gestation Period: Five Years  (2019-20 to 2023-24)

Allocation during 2019-20: Total (In Million)  = 535.527 (Fed = 206.980, PB = 328.547)

Targets

The project targets are as following:

  • Subsidy on Oilseed implements= 150 Units
  • Seed Subsidy(acres)  = (Sesame = 360,000, Sunflower = 278,600, Canola = 211,400)
  • Demonstration Plots (Sesame = 75, Sunflower = 150, Canola = 150)
  • Mega Farmers Gathering = 225 Total
  • Yield Competitions =  (9 at divisional level , one at Provincial level each year)

Name of the Project: National Program for Enhancing Profitability through Increasing Productivity of Sugarcane

Total Cost: 2726.900 Million

Gestation Period: Five Years (2019-20 to 2023-24)

Targets

The following target have been set for this project: 

  • No. of implements to be distributed on 50% subsidy = 5025
  • No. of demonstration plots established = 2960
  • No. of mega farmer gatherings to be held = 270
  • No. of farmer days to be held = 986
  • No. of acres subsidized for zinc sulphate = 297010
  • No. of acres subsidized for inter cropping September planting = 13000
  • No. of sugarcane yield competition winner farmer rewarded = 168
  • No. of bio-agent cards to be increased over annual target = 1012500

Provincial Projects

On-Farm Water Management Punjab

Agricultural Field Punjab

Ayub Agriculture Research Institute Faisalabad

Extension and Adaptive Research

Soil Survey of Punjab

Planning and Evaluation Cell Punjab

    Floriculture (T and R) Punjab