The Punjab government is giving a subsidy of Rs 500 per quintal on certified wheat seeds to the farmers of the state.

Subsidised seeds are available at the sale centres of the state’s Agriculture Department, including Punjab Agro, Cooperative Societies, IFFCO, KARIBCO and NSC, an official spokesperson said.

He said the variety of seeds, which would be purchased from private seed producers, including PBW-550, PBW-502, and DBW-17, would be provided to the farmers with a subsidised price of Rs 1,500 per quintal and Rs 600 of per bag containing.

The other varieties, including PBW-621 and PBW-509, would be provided at the Rs 1,550 per quintal and Rs 620 per bag of 40 kg, he added.

(This article was published on November 16, 2012)
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