Mandi Bahauddin (Sher Gondal) : Assistant Director Land Record Mazhar Abbas Noon has said that under Kisan Package Scheme in Mandi district 3570 farmers with land holding less than 12 ½ Acre have been registered for grant of interest free agriculture loans.
Giving tehsil wise break down of registered farmers, he said in Mandi Tehsil 1356, Malkwal 726 and Phalia 1488 farmers would receive loans for Rabih and Kharif crops at the rate of Rs 40000 and Rs 25000 per acre respectively. He further said under the scheme crops of wheat, paddy, maze and cotton would be insured and this is made mandatory.
The successful farmers would also be given smart telephones free of cost and payment of loans and their recovery in easy installments would also be made through these smart phones. He said Punjab Government was committed to facilitate farmers for increase in agriculture produce for improving their financial condition and bring autarky in food in the country.