Prime Minister Imran Khan has underlined the importance of solving problems of farmers and directed to take immediate steps to stop water Pilferage in canals.
Talking to a delegation of farmers from Southern Punjab in Islamabad, he emphasized on decrease of middlemen’s role enabling the farmers to get good price of their products.
The Prime Minister Imran Khan further directed the authorities concerned to invoke relevant laws to deal with cartelization and to shun hoarding practices and Water Pilferage in the canals.
The Prime Minister Imran Khan said that in order to explore full potential of the agriculture sector, the government has launched Agriculture Emergency Program worth Pkr277 billions, an unprecedented allocation for the Agriculture sector.
This initiative is aimed at enhancing the productivity of wheat, rice, sugarcane, pulses, and oilseed crops; besides developing livestock and water sectors.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government is also extending Kissan Cards to farmers, especially the smaller ones, for modernizing the agriculture sector and farmers will get benefits of various government programs such as crop loans and subsidies on fertilizers, seeds and pesticides through this card.
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