The Punjab Government has set wheat production target at 10 million hectares and sunflower production target at 2 lac and 50 thousand acres for Rabi sowing season. The target has been set for all districts including Faisalabad Division. Wheat production target has set at 10 million hectares area and for the promotion of oil seed crops production, target for sunflower production has been set at 2 lac and 50 thousand acres.
They said that increase in production of wheat and oil seed crops is very important for agricultural development and hence in uplifting farmer’s livelihood. Wheat is part of our primary diet and due to which it is an important cereal crop and its production must be increased in order to meet the daily requirements of growing population.
Moreover, they said that every year Pakistan import edible oil at worth 3 billion, which is a burden on the national economy. The climate prevailing in our country is suitable for the cultivation of oil seed crops and hence by the production of oil seed crops we can increase our economy. Sunflower is one of the important oil seed crop and play major role in promotion of increasing production of oil seed crops. Farmers can earn more profits in less time from sunflower cultivation.