On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the formation of a Pakistan Cotton Authority to ensure the provision of quality seed, monitoring and enhancing the yield.
Presiding over the meeting on increasing agriculture productivity, specifically cotton, in the country, the premier highlighted the government’s efforts in the agriculture sector. He said the government was providing subsidies to farmers on modern agricultural implements, quality seeds and fertilizers. He said that the real benefit of subsidies should be given to the farmers through the Kissan Card.
The meeting also approved setting up an inter-ministerial committee to expedite the production of quality cotton seeds.