Punjab Gov. Announced Subsidy for Barani Areas | 2021

Pakistan: Government of Punjab has announced subsidy for farmers to enhance agricultural activities in Barani Areas.

To increase cultivatable land in Barani areas, the Gov. of Punjab has planned to support the local farmers and encourage them to increase the cultivation of several climate-adapted crops. For successful implementation of plans, the government has announced to subsidize the farmers of Barani areas.

The government has enquired applications from the farmers for year 2020-21.

Moreover, subsidy only includes the cultivation of cereals, fodders, and orchards.

Initially, the government has announced this project for the farmers of only Nine districts of Punjab including:

  1. Rawalpindi
  2. Attack
  3. Chakwal
  4. Gujrat
  5. Mianwali
  6. Khushab
  7. DG Khan
  8. Rajanpur

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only farmers belonging from Barani areas of the above-mentioned districts can apply.
  • Farmer should have a land irrigation source apart from a river or canal.
  • In case of mutual ownership of land, only one family member can apply for a subsidy against a specific crop.
  • Farmers will be bound to cultivate 4 acres of land in case of grain and fodder crops and 1 acre of land in case of orchards.

Application Process

Farmers can get application forms from the office of the nearest Assistant Director Agriculture. (During working hours only).

Required Documents

Farmers need to bring these documents with the application form at the time of form submission.

  • Copy of valid national identity card
  • Latest Fard-e-Malkiat of agricultural land
  • An affidavit (Bayan Halfi) worth rupees 20rs.

Farmer should bring more than two copies of all the above-mentioned documents. The completed forms will be submitted to the office of the nearest Assistant Director Agriculture.

Allotment of Subsidy

In case of a huge no. of applications, the final allotment of subsidy to farmers will be done Ballots (قرعہ اندازی).

And the final results will be absolute and indubitable.

Important Dates

Last date to submit applications: 20th January 2020

(قرعہ اندازی) Ballots: 6th February 2020

Useful Information

States often subsidize several projects to ensure their continuity and awareness and the same was done by USDA program, the honeybee feed was subsided worth $3 million for the first time in history. This was done to save honeybee biodiversity and improve the pollination of crops.