Plan to promote Guava cultivation

SIALKOT:The Punjab agriculture department has chalk-out a plan for the promotion of Guava fruit cultivation in selected districts of the province.

The concept of the programme was to expand cultivation of Guava fruit on large scale and after success of the programme same would be replicated in other districts of the Punjab.

The official sources told reporter on Sunday that under the plan, demonstration block of Guava plants over 10 acres of land were being developed at tehsil level in Sialkot, Lahore, Narowal, Gujranwala and Hafizabad districts for the guidance of growers.

The agriculture department would extend full cooperation and necessary assistance to growers for protection of Guava farms from pest attack in these districts, sources added.

The Guava fruit was much popular fruit among the people in rural and urban areas and people consumed it both the season.