Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

20 tractors donated to Nangarhar farmers

20 tractors donated to Nangarhar farmers

Jul 26, 2011 - 16:54

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Twenty tractors and seed-cleaning machines were donated to farmers of Behsud and Kama districts in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.

The tractors with other necessary equipment, costing $400,000, were given to 20 farmers' cooperatives by the Ministry of Agricultureinfo-icon, Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) and the Ministry of Rural Development and Rehabilitation.

"We are trying to extend the aid to other districts of Nangarhar," Agriculture Director Mohammad Hussain Safi told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The donated vehicles included a machine, which can clean 2.5 tonnes of wheat seeds a day. It has been manufactured by the Agriculture Development Team (ADT) at a cost of $200,000.

The agriculture sector would witness a huge boost as a result of assistance to growers from government and non-governmental organisations, hoped Behsud district chief, Naimatullah.

Some three months ago, 40 tractors were donated to farmers' cooperatives in Chaparhar, Ghanikhel, Kot and Batikot districts of the province.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update