LAHORE – Minister for Agriculture Punjab said that cotton crop has been grown on 5.8 million acres and the current cotton crop situation is satisfactory. He was addressing a press conference after chairing a meeting of Cotton Crop Management Group (CCMG) at Circuit House Multan. He said that purpose of CCMG meeting is to view cotton crop situation and control CLCV and other insects of cotton crops to get the target of 10.5 million cotton bales. He constituted a technical committee of experts to prepare crop management practices for cotton growers to avoid crop damage from recent rains. Director Cotton Punjab Dr. Abid Mehmood, will be convener of the committee. The committee will survey cotton growing areas and prepare a comprehensive report and its recommendation will be useful for farmers to get maximum cotton production, says a press release.
Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh directed the officials of agriculture extension and research to visit cotton districts and provide guidance to farmers to protect cotton crop because of heavy rains.