Commissioner Lahore Division, Jawad Rafique Malik has said that applications from rural youths in connection with transparent balloting for Green Tractor Scheme, would be scrutinized purely on merit basis. He said that Green Tractor Scheme is purely an exemplary project by the government which has been launched for the welfare of the rural youths.
He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding implementation of Green Tractor Scheme for rural youths at Commissioner’s Office, here today .The meeting was also attended by DCOs of Kasur, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, EDO Agriculture, Additional Commissioner General, DOC, Assistant Commissioner General, Assistant Director Planning and officers of other departments.
The Commissioner said that only such rural youths with age bracket of 18 to 30 years, would be eligible to take part in the Green Tractor Scheme. He further said that the rural youths taking part in the scheme would be provided with tractors purely on merit basis upon which a subsidy of Rs 2 lakh would also be given by the government. Earlier EDO Agriculture, while giving briefing to the meeting, informed that the last date of receipt of applications regarding Green Tractor Scheme was 31st August 2012 upon which commissioner directed the EDO Agriculture that the scope of welfare scheme be extended to Tehsil level so that more and more youth might benefit from the same.