Education

A farmers convention organized at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Bahawalpur, November 05, 2021 (PPI-OT):A farmers convention was organized at Islamia University Bahawalpur in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture and Fatima Group for timely and better cultivation of wheat in Punjab. Addressing the convention, Provincial Minister for Agriculture Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi said that we have been organizing city-to-city farmers’ conventions all over the Punjab. We want to increase the average agriculture productivity of our province. Last year we tried and brought the average yield to 31 and a half. This year we are trying to increase the average production by two to three monds.

To achieve this goal, farmers will have to follow the recommendations of the Department of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture stands by the side of the farmers. Our Punjab farmer is very hardworking and is not afraid of the cold of winter and the heat of June and July. To improve the average yield in Punjab, the government decided to take Agriculture Department officials with visit to every district of the province. He said that Bahawalpur division is ahead in many crops. And INSHA’ALLAH, wheat production in Bahawalpur division will be higher this year as compared to other divisions.

On this occasion, Director General Agriculture Extension Punjab Dr. Anjum Ali Butter said that the purpose of our gathering here is to discuss the wheat crop. Last year, Punjab produced 21 million tons of wheat. Proper use of fertilizers is essential for good wheat production. Currently, wheat is a very important subject for cultivation. We should not delay the cultivation of wheat at all. He said that last year also the farmers got good rate of wheat. This year we will try to improve this rate. We don’t want to keep asking the world for wheat. We have to increase wheat production per acre.

Addressing the function, Dean Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Islamia University Bahawalpur Prof. Dr. Iqbal Bandesha said that we are working on varieties of cotton that would be helpful for wheat crop in the region. We have developed varieties of cotton that are ready in less time so that the next wheat crop can be planted in time. At the end of the ceremony, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Naveed Akhtar said that our farmer faces difficulties in every situation but does not give up hard work. The farmer friendly policies of the government of the day are commendable.

Vice Chancellor the Islamia University Bahawalpur Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob is playing utmost role in the field of agricultural development. Dr. Iqbal Bandisha and his team will continue to play their full role in guiding the farmers of the region and in agricultural development. The function was attended by Punjab Agriculture Department officials, agronomists, leaders of farmers’ organizations and a large number of farmers. At the end of the ceremony, farmer cards were distributed by the Punjab government while shields were also distributed among the farmers who got better yields.

For more information, contact:
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB)
University Chowk, Gulshan Colony, Bahawalpur,
Punjab – 63100, Pakistan
Tel: +92-62-9250235
Fax: +92-62-9250335
E-mail: info@iub.edu.pk
Website: https://www.iub.edu.pk/