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Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Islamabad; Agriculture Departments, Govt. of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, Sindh, GilgitBaltistan, AJK and ICT, Islamabad


National Food Security & Research, Islamabad


Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Islamabad; Agriculture Departments of Govt. of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, Sindh, GilgitBaltistan, AJK and ICT, Islamabad


Rs. 30,455.353 Million


  • Coordinated research to develop climate resilient, high yielding, disease resistant, heat & drought tolerant wheat varieties as well as innovative resource conserving crop production & protection technologies.
  • Disseminate/popularize resource conserving, environment friendly good agricultural practice related to mechanized wheat planting, water saving, weed control, pest management and fertilizer application through subsidy and demonstration.
  • Popularize/disseminate newly developed high yielding and disease resistant wheat varieties through public-private partnership to the farming community.
  • To create awareness about wheat productivity improvement through mobilization of multidisciplinary research & extension based scientific resources using print & electronic media, field demonstrations and field days/meetings etc. to improve wheat production
  • 59141tones wheat certified seed has been distributed to the farmers on 50% subsidy.
  • Provision of weedicide to farmers on subsidy for 2.964 million ha
  • 1820 demonstration plots have been laid out across the country
  • Conducted NUYT Trials at 48 locations in Pakistan.
  • 90 Mega Gathering/farmers days have been held.
  • 353 field implement provided to farmers on subsidy.
  • Advertised wheat yield competition in newspapers on 29.12.2020 for applying for Wheat Yield Competition.
  • Technical Committee Meeting of PSDP project was organized on 27.01.2021.
National average Wheat yield is expected to be increased by seven mounds per acre (28 maunds per acre to 35 maunds per acre) through reducing yield gaps and increasing productivity and profitability through multifarious activities.


Date of approval with Forum
Original date Revised Date, if any All subsequent Revisions if any
29-08-2019 N/A N/A
Financial Arrangement Provincial & Federal
Donor (if any)along with a share of foreign aid in the cost N/A
Actual Date of Commencement 23-09-2019
Completion Date (as per PC-I) 30-06-2024
Likely Completion Date 30-06-2024
Reason of Time and Cost Overrun N/A
Specific decision/ recommendation made during previous quarterly reviews of PSDP 2019-20
  • The sponsoring and executing agencies working on PSDP utilization and ensured timely completion of the projects..
  • The sponsoring and executing agencies had appointed Regular PD of the desired Competence as per guidelines of the Planning Commission.
  • Monthly Progress is being updated, however, report of December 2020 was delayed due to frequent meeting busy schedule of PD as no staff is appointed so far in the project
PMES system updated on (please specify date) 17-01-2021
Financial progress
a) Expenditure up to June 2020 Rs. 514.083 million
b) %age Financial progress to-Date 2.42%
Physical completion (in %age terms) 80%
Allocation 2020-21 Rupee Foreign loan(if any)
Rs. 625.00 million Nil
Releases 2020-21 Rupee Foreign Loan(if any)
Rs. 295.50 million Nil
Expenditure/Utilization 2020-21 (July-Sept 2020) Rupee Foreign loan(if any)
Rs. 225.878 million Nil
Bottlenecks/Issues impeding progress on the project (if any)
  • Untimely release of funds (NPMU and Provinces)
  • Delay in the hiring of staff
Latest implementation status of the decision/recommendation
  • Project Director appointed
  • Progress up to Dec 2020 updated on PMES
  • Cash Plan/Work Plan 2020-21 submitted and approved
  • Physical/financial progress updated on PMES up to Dec 2020