Government urged to adopt Chinese eco farming model.
Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) President Zarak Khan has urged the government to adopt eco-farming model of China.
Government urged to adopt
He said it would help for increasing agricultural yields to avert the growing food crisis and to provide fresh fruits, vegetables at this hour of crisis.
Zarak Khan said, while introducing the Chinese cultivation model of ‘eco-farming’ at the PCJCCI think-tank session.
He emphasized to get benefit of Chinese friendship in the field of agriculture during the pandemic.
The PCJCCI president said that Chinese cultivation model involved usage of hybrid seeds, better water management, increased role of government for ensuring effective safety and support mechanisms such as making a reservoir of food grain.
He further said it also has public-private partnerships to overcome the future food crisis.
He hoped that implementation of Chinese model of farm mechanization practices in Pakistan would help overcome the expected food crisis.
Zarak Khan said that Chinese model of eco-farming ensures healthy farming and healthy food for today and tomorrow through protecting soil, water and climate; promotes bio-diversity and does not contaminate the environment with chemical inputs or genetic engineering.
Meanwhile, PCJCCI Senior Vice President Moazzam Ghurki highlighted the environment friendly techniques being used by China for effective farming.
On the other hand, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Mian Anjum Nisar has welcomed Pakistan-China agreement for construction of Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project of 700MW of electricity, as part of the CPEC.
In a statement suggested that the government should also include more hydropower projects in its plan.
He said the country cannot afford to rely on costly and anti-environment fossil fuels.
FPCCI hopes completion of the project, located on River Jhelum within its time frame in 2026.