According to prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, the government is taking steps to implement a farmers’ package and convert agriculture tube wells to solar energy.
In Islamabad, he was presiding over a review meeting on the solarization of tube wells and the implementation of the farmers’ package.
According to the prime minister, converting tube wells to solar energy will lower farmers’ costs per acre and lessen their reliance on diesel and imported fuel.
According to the prime minister, the government’s main priority is to implement the farmers’ package. He claimed that the government is taking action to advance agriculture and ensure the well-being of farmers.
According to Shehbaz Sharif, the farmers’ package includes resources for providing loans to small farmers, prompt seed distribution, encouragement for the use of modern agricultural technology, and conversion of tube wells to solar power.
He ordered that the consultation process for the farmers’ package should involve all farmer organizations from across the nation.
In order to implement the package, he continued, it is also important to ensure the consultation and cooperation of the provinces. A group of specialists was formed by the prime minister to develop a plan for boosting the production of edible oil.
The Power Division informed the meeting that the plan to convert diesel and electricity-run tube wells to solar-powered tube wells was in the final stages and with that measure, the country would save 3.61 billion dollars every year by reducing the use of diesel and imported fuel.
The Prime Minister was also informed that the government’s measures to facilitate small farmers in getting loans resulted in the provision of loans amounting to 816.5 billion rupees.