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Farmers of both Punjabs should share expertise: Pak Punjab guv

chandigarh Updated: Feb 17, 2014 18:42 IST

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Pakistan's Punjab province governor Mohammad Sarwar on Monday emphasised the need to synergise efforts between "both the Punjabs" to mutually benefit their farmers by sharing experiences and expertise in agriculture sector.

Calling upon chief minister Prakash Singh Badal here on the the sidelines of the 'Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit' (PPAS), Sarwar said there should be regular exchange of delegations comprising farmers, farm scientists and agri-economists between both the Punjabs.

He "appreciated" the pace of development witnessed in the agriculture and livestock sector in India's Punjab, an official spokesman said.

Sarwar said the Pakistan's Punjab had dominant position in cotton, kinnow, wheat, maize and Basmati like India's Punjab.

The governor emphasised the need to undertake sustained Research and Development in the field of cropping pattern and agriculture production which would emerge both the Punjabs as frontrunner states not only in the subcontinent but also across the globe.

Badal, while taking part in deliberations, underscored the need for transferring technology in the field of agriculture, horticulture and agro-forestry.

The chief minister assured the governor that he would send a high-level delegation of progressive farmers from the state to visit Pakistan's Punjab to study the existing farm practices there, especially in the cotton, maize and citrus fruits.

He laid thrust on exchange of superior germ plasm for the improvement of genetic potential of local breeds.