Punjab to have Kissan Bank, Green Tractor Scheme 2024

Punjab to have Kissan Bank, Green Tractor Scheme

Maryam Nawaz and PMLN President Nawaz Sharif on Friday chaired a meeting in which a briefing on the Kissan Package was given. It was principally decided to establish the Punjab Kissan Bank for granting loans to farmers on soft terms. Approval was also granted for the Green Tractor Scheme for farmers. The CM turned down a proposal with regard to disbursement of a mere Rs 6 lakh subsidy on a tractor. She directed giving 70 per cent subsidy on small tractors and 50 per cent on big tractors. On the proposal of Nawaz Sharif, the number of tractors under the Green Tractor Scheme was enhanced by 10,000. She completed the first phase of the scheme within a year. It was principally decided to increase the number of tractors every year.

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Oil Seed Promotion Programme in Punjab was granted under which farmers 

It was apprised during the briefing that owners possessing land from 6 acres to 50 acres would be eligible to apply for the Green Tractor Scheme. The CM approved a high-tech mechanization programme at the local level. International companies in collaboration with local companies will manufacture harvesters and other tools in Punjab. A proposal to grant incentives to international companies for manufacturing the latest agricultural tools was reviewed in the meeting. Approval to launch the Oil Seed Promotion Programme in Punjab was granted under which farmers would be persuaded to produce oily edibles in various parts of the province.

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 Punjab, the Rs 400 billion Kissan Package

The CM said: “For the first time in the history of Punjab, the Rs 400 billion Kissan Package is being granted. Farmers besides being granted agricultural revenue will be given other facilities through the Kissan Card. The prosperity of every farmer along with enhancement in agricultural production is part of our foremost tasks.” Launching solarization of tube-wells and drip irrigation system was also reviewed. The participants were apprised that 47,000 farmers had gone through registration process in 48 hours for acquiring the Kissan Card.

Punjab to have Kissan Bank, Green Tractor Scheme

The Punjab government has completed the process of providing 10,000 tractors to farmers through transparent computerized balloting of 0.275 million applicants of 18 to 35 years age having land holding of 2 and a half acres to 25 acres irrigable and 50 acres arid land across the province. The Punjab government is providing a subsidy of Rs 200,000 on each tractor. The provincial government has so far provided 30,000 tractors during the past four years under the Green Tractor scheme to the small farmers with a subsidy of Rs 6 billion to boost agriculture production in the province.

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Ruda project

 Maryam Nawaz on Friday directed ensuring implementation of the Ruda Master Plan along with halting illegal sale and purchase of land in Ruda. It was decided to collaborate with China and other international companies for the completion of Ruda projects. Maryam Nawaz and Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting in which it was principally decided to enhance forest area in Ruda from 20 per cent to 35 per cent.The meeting agreed to a proposal to build an international airport in the Ruda twin city project, clean the River Ravi and its expansion to more than 1,000 meters. The chief minister directed ensuring implementation of rules regarding prohibition of construction in the RUDA forest area. A proposal to establish a special police force to check encroachments on the Ruda land was reviewed. CEO Imran Amin, giving a briefing on the Ravi Urban Development Authority, informed that 117 billion gallons of water would be conserved in three lakes. The ground water of Lahore will be charged at 500 cubic feet per second due to development of lakes in the Ruda new city. Five lakh 86 thousand cusec feet water will be conserved through a barrage. Eight wastewater treatment plants will be set up for cleaning water from the sewerage coming into Ravi

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