Kitchen gardening need of the hour for good health: Minister

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Agriculture Hussain Jahanian Gardezi has said that kitchen gardening is an important need of the hour for good health and a clean environment.

He was addressing an awareness seminar on “Kitchen Gardening” at Punjab University Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Dean Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider, Dr Mateen Sarwar, Dr Tariq, CEO Green Circle Pakistan Sajid Iqbal, faculty members and a large number of students attended the event.

In his address, Hussain Jahanian Gardezi said that students should play their role in providing awareness about kitchen gardening to get healthy vegetables on a low budget. He said that the agriculture sector had been ignored in the past and due to which the farmers faced difficulties. The measures taken by the present government have improved the economic condition of the farmers, he added. He said that the price of DAP is determined according to the international market and the crushing season will start on time. He said that used tea leaves can also be used as fertilizer in kitchen gardening.

Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider said that kitchen gardening is a simple and easy way to get fresh vegetables. He said that it was becoming difficult to get fresh vegetables due to dirty water in most places in urban areas. He said that the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences would continue to play its role in improving the international ranking of Punjab University. On this occasion, the students also set up stalls to provide awareness on kitchen gardening.

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By Arsalan Haider

Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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