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Govt doubles subsidy on DAP fertilizer

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM
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Govt doubles subsidy on DAP fertilizer

MULTAN: The Punjab government has doubled the subsidy to farmers over DAP.

Punjab Secretary Agriculture Muhammad Mehmood said the subsidy would also be given to all phosphoric Urea. He said the government was taking steps to increase production as per demand of the country and the GST was not being charged over the DAP to control its prices. The subsidy has been increased from Rs 150 per bag to Rs 300 per bag. The secretary asked the pesticide industry for not increasing prices of urea and pesticide to control the cost of production for farmers. He said minimum attack of pests was expected this year, therefore, minimum pesticide would be used. He directed agriculture department officials to guide farmers properly about seed and spray timings.

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