PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) is planning to launch a livestock development project worth Rs 635 million to promote the livestock sector in backward areas of Sindh province.
The amount would be spent on promotion of livestock in various areas of Sindh province, including Muthi, Umerkot, Nagar Park and Chachroo, Director Media and Public Relation, Sardar Ghulam Mustafa told APP.
He said that the project also aims to promote upbringing of quality camel breed in the areas, adding that through this project new and healthy verities of grass would be introduced for consumption of livestock.
He was of the view that this project would help improve the standard of living of the people of these areas and help their economic development.
He said that with the support of Federal government, projects worth Rs13 billion are being carried out all across the country to introduce new crop varieties, that would have little dependence on water and would mature within a short span of time.
He said that PARC was also engaged in creating awareness among the farmers to produce disease free crops and was also providing them training in this regard.
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