JICA provides relief to 350 farmers in Punjab

LAHORE: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with the support of the provincial government of Punjab and Asian Chapter of Community World Service (CWS) has distributed 2,800 bags of wheat seed and fertiliser amongst 350 small farmers of Muzaffargarh affected by the recent locust attack.

The provincial government and CWS will facilitate around 1000 small farmers including tenants and growers who own agricultural land measuring 2-4 acres in different districts of South Punjab belt including Muzaffargarh, Layyah and Bhakar with Rs35 million (22.71 million Japanese Yen) provided by JICA.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has been providing assistance to Pakistan in three focus areas, including human security and human development, improving the economic base and stable balanced development.

JICA is also providing assistance for building power transmission, road networks, strengthening domestic industries through technical cooperation, technical assistance for disaster preparedness at the national level, utilising Japan’s expertise that comes from being affected often by natural disasters and emergencies in Pakistan.

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