The federal government has allocated Rs. 50 million to increase meat production under the Prime Minister’s emergency program.
According to details, the program will stretch over four years and cost Rs. 2.3 billion to the national exchequer. 20% of the total cost will be covered by the federal government while the rest will be contributed by the provincial governments.
Under the program, 9,000 new cattle farms capable of raising 595,000 livestock will be set up all over the country. 11,500 farmers will be registered to raise calves, buffaloes, and sheep.
The cattle farms in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) will raise 150,000, 100,000, and 80,000, 15,000, and 20,000 calves respectively. Additionally, the farms in Sindh and Balochistan will raise 320,000 sheep collectively.
Via: The Express Tribune