RAWALPINDI – Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) General, Rawalpindi, Qasim Ijaz has directed the authorities concerned to launch a crackdown against sellers of substandard fertilizers and pesticides. The ADC asked the officers to make all-out efforts to ensure the quality of the fertilizers and pesticides and their availability at the rates fixed by the government. He said the Punjab government was taking solid steps for agricultural reforms and to ensure the availability of agricultural commodities at prices fixed by the government. All the officers concerned will have to play a more active role to implement the policies being formulated by the government, he added. He underlined the need to use the drip irrigation technique which is a suitable irrigation system for the regions like Potohar.
There is a looming threat of water scarcity in the years to come and modern irrigation systems like drip irrigation would help save precious water, he added.