Revolution in Agriculture: Govt starts experiment of growing crops without water
Following the Prime Minister’s Billion Tree vision, the Punjab government has started an experiment with growing crops without water in the Lal Sohanra area of the Cholistan in the Bahawalpur district.
According to the 24News HD TV Channel, District Forest Office (DFO) Ejaz Tabassum said the aerial seed broadcast through the drone technology was first-ever tested in the area.
He informed that initially they had planted various types of crops, trees and fodder on a piece of land of 10 acres and after getting success in the growth of crops without water, they would cover the area of 1500 acres in Cholistan.
The DFO said that different types of cactus, Jund, berry and other types of seeds were sown in the first phase.
Tabassum expressed a hope that may the plants grow despite lacking water in most areas of Cholistan. He was optimistic that even without water, these plants could thrive.
He further stated that fodder would also be planted along with trees and other plants in the area that would also increase the extinct species of deer, blue cow and Chinkara.
Reporter: Mehmood Zaheer