Pakistan: Balochistan government installs 396 green tunnels to enhance off-season crop production

The Balochistan government has installed as many as 396 green tunnels aimed at enhancing the production of off-season vegetables and fruits production in the province through tunnel farming.

Talking to APP, Minister for Agriculture Mir Asadullah Baloch said the Balochistan government had also constructed 878 Water Courses and 361 Water Storage Tanks to resolve water issues in the agriculture sector. He said that the government has allocated Rs 576 million in the budget 2022-23 to convert the tub-wells to solar energy in the province. 

The government of Balochistan, in the financial year 2022-23, would spend Rs 610 million on providing urea fertilizer to farmers across the province at a 50 percent subsidized price for the improvement of agricultural production. Locust attacks have also led to a significant decline in agricultural production. To offset its impact, the provincial government sprayed and took other basic measures to prevent locusts.

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