LAHORE: It is the vision of Punjab Chief Minister to increase Kinno export from existing $ 200 million to $1000 million and strenuous efforts have been made to enhance the production and export of citrus.
Punjab Agricultural Secretary Ejaz Munir stated while addressing a Citrus seminar here at village Kot Shahnawaz, Sargodha the other day.
He informed that the Punjab government had decided to convert 100,000 tube-wells to Bio-gas over the next five years to boost agriculture in the province.
He pointed out that the government had signed an agreement with California University for the production of seedless Kinno.
Speaking on the occasion, Federal Parliamentary Secretary Barrister Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha claimed that practical steps were being taken to increase Kinno production, adding that establishment of Dry Port in had been decided in principle which would go a long way in enhancing export of Kinnow.
Divisional Commissioner Iqbal Muhammad Chohan, Sargodha DCO Tariq Mehmood, Special Secretary Agricultural Syed Rizwan Mehboob, PEMCO Chief Executive Mumtaz Minhais, MPA Saira Iftikhar, MPA Bahadur Abbas Maken, Dr Muhammad Afzal and Chamber of Commerce President Sheikh Zahid Saeed also attended the seminar.