Pakistan enjoys potential in citrus production

STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan enjoys a huge potential in citrus production and the government is making all out efforts to enhance citrus productivity and quality.Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said this while chairing a meeting of committee constituted by the Prime Minister on citrus development. The participants had a detailed discussion on the composition of citrus development board.It is expected that the committee would suggest the composition and mandate of Citrus Development Board in the upcoming meeting.

On the occasion, Director General (DG) Agriculture Extension Punjab Dr Anjum Ali highlighted the salient features of the proposed project on citrus productivity and quality improvement. Citrus production during 2014-2015 was recorded as 2352.61 thousand tons whereas 370 thousand tons was exported.

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