LAHORE - The Punjab government has proposed reforms in the agriculture, judiciary, law and order and industrial sectors including re-launching the 'Green Tractor Scheme', incentives for policemen, lower-judiciary and the poor in the forthcoming provincial budget 2008-09, it was learnt reliably. "The Punjab government is all set to take bold steps in the upcoming budget to boost the agriculture, small industry and to provide relief to the widows, students and the poor. The government is speedily working on these ideas," sources privy to the budget-makers disclosed here Monday. The Punjab government is planning to announce something more than the federal government for the public in the new budget, they maintained. The sources revealed that the government would restart the Green Tractor Scheme for the small farmers for the next fiscal year and funds would be earmarked in the upcoming provincial budget. "The small farmers having 12.5 acre piece of land will be eligible to get tractors on subsidised rates through this scheme, sources said, adding, this step would help improve the agriculture sector." It may be mentioned here that the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif had also introduced this scheme during his last government and the initiative proved a successful as the farmers in a great number got benefited through this scheme. The sources revealed that the Agriculture Department is giving final touches to this project and would soon forward the proposal to the Chief Minister Punjab for his approval. "We hope that the Chief Minister will definitely approve this mega project because improvement in agriculture sector is among the top priorities of this government," a senior official told this scribe, when contacted. He further said that the government is also planning more subsidies for the farmers to cut down the agriculture inputs. Official sources also revealed that the government has planned 'performance-based' incentives for the lower subordinates of the police in order to improve the functioning of the police department. The incentives will be given mostly, to the police constables on the basis of their performance to be checked through the social audit of the cops by the professional and independent auditors, a senior official said but did not mention any further details. The government has decided to wave off the loans (worth over Rs 1.5 billion) of the widows of small farmers to provide them relief in the upcoming budget. "The Punjab government has decided to pay their loans directly to the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL). The estimated loans of the farmers' widows to be written off will be worth over Rs 1.5 billion," sources added. Sources further revealed that the government has also proposed a reasonable increase in the salaries of the lower judiciary in the forthcoming budget in order to provide justice to the victims at their doorstep by improving the life standard of the lower judiciary. In order to encourage the small industrialists and traders, the government has decided to develop a mechanism to prepare feasibility reports for the businessmen. The traders and businessmen will get loans quiet easily on the feasibility reports to be prepared by the government departments, sources added. The poor will be provided subsidy on food items and cash will also be given to them so that they could be given some relief in this era of high-inflation and price hike. The government has also intended to give scholarships to the students and huge amount will be allocated in the new budget for this purpose.