ISLAMABAD: Balochistan government has decided to issue Kissan Cards to the small farmers to provide financial support for an increase in their yields and the development of the agriculture sector in the province.

An official of the Balochistan government said, around 668240 Bulldozers have been provided with the cost of Rs 960 million to bring the uneven land under cultivation. The government has procured some 11 bulldozers at a cost of Rs 5279 for land development and flood mitigation.

The agriculture department has brought 69,670 acres of barren land under cultivation to ensure food security by increasing agriculture production. The Balochistan government had also awarded 578 Green Tractors on 50 percent subsidy to small farmers of the province.

He said that the government has distributed high yielding seeds of wheat, rice, oilseed, sunflower, and sesame among the farmers at a subsidized rate to improve the production quality and cultivate a new variety of seeds. He said that the government has installed as many as 246 green tunnels to enhance the production of offseason vegetables and fruits produced in the province through tunnel farming.

Balochistan government had also constructed 878 Water Courses and 361 Water Storage Tanks, 162 farm ponds to resolve water issues in the agriculture sector. He said that the government was striving to convert the tub-wells on solar energy and had solarized 87 Pounds in the province. He said that 150 green tunnel farms are connected to solar energy to increase agricultural production to promote modern farming in the province.