By Masood Sattar Khan
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
A pilot project of chili farming spreading over 100 acres is completed while another 3,000 acres of land would be brought under chili cultivation that would ensure enhance production in the country.
“Pilot project of Chili Farm with 100 acres is completed, the Chairman of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa, announced in his tweet, adding that in the next phase, as many as 3000 acres of land would be brought under chili cultivation.
He said that in this regard a Pak-China Condiment alliance had been formed with the Chinese partners CMEC and Sichuan Litong Food Group.
The project, under CPEC, would help enhance yield, improve seed quality, skill development, farm labour, and processing as well as boost export of choices. The chili farming project is expected to produce more than 8,000 tons of dried chilies with a net income of more than 100,000 rupees per acre for local farmers.