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April 8, 2021

Seed Council approves 41 new food varieties for cultivation

Peshawar

April 8, 2021

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Seed Council on Wednesday formally approved 41 new food varieties for cultivation.

Provincial Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Mohibullah Khan chaired the meeting, attended by Secretary Agriculture and Livestock Dr Muhammad Israr, Director General Agriculture Research, Dr Abdul Rauf, agriculture scientists, members of technical committee and experts at Pir Sabaq Agriculture Research Institute in Nowshera district.

These varieties were properly scrutinised and declared fit for cultivation after a long research work conducted by experts in different research centres of KP.

The new verities include lemon, garlic, date, tangerine, beans, peach, pear, strawberry, rice, wheat, mustard, maize, sugarcane, orange, and pulses imported from Punjab and other areas.

Mohibullah Khan, while appreciating the efforts of agriculture scientists and experts, said that the agriculture sector could be developed on modern lines through joint efforts and adaptation of inclusive strategy for achieving all goals within stipulated time. The minister said the cultivation of new verities would help increase per acre production.