MULTAN: The Punjab government will provide a subsidy of Rs 5000 per acre on the cultivation of Canola to farmers in the province. The farmers registered under Khadim-e-Punjab Scheme will be eligible to avail the benefit of the scheme. Under the scheme, subsidy will be provided to farmers possessing 10 acres of land, said Assistant Director Agriculture Information Naveed Asmat Kohloon here on Saturday.
He said that farmers would find a voucher in seed bag of canola and send number after scratching the voucher, through SMS at 8070 along with ID card number. The farmers will receive SMS from the government and he would get Rs 1000 initially from any Easy Load shop, he said and added that the remaining Rs 4000 would be given on cutting of crop. Naveed stated that unregistered farmers could call at 0800-15000 or 0800-29000 for information related to subsidy. The assistant director informed that the incentive would help improve production of cooking oil in the country.