The Punjab government has launched a subsidy scheme for using PB Ropes technology to control pink bollworm by the progressive farmers of cotton growing areas to increase cotton production.

The subsidy will be given at the rate of Rs 1000 per acre and will cover 200,000 acres during the current season. As per the provincial agriculture department's sources, male or female farmers from Multan, Bahawalpur, D G Khan, Sahiwal, Sargodha and Faisalabad division having 50 acres of land can apply for this subsidy individually or in the shape of a group. Applicants will be registered at their concerned assistant director of agriculture (extension) office.

The district committees will fully verify the application details and then names of the applicants will be included in the ballot to award subsidy. The employees of agriculture and revenue departments are not eligible to participate in this scheme. The department has sought applications till June 15.

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