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Prime Minister foresees transformed agriculture sector thru Kisan Card initiative

Prime Minister foresees transformed agriculture sector thru Kisan Card

Prime Minister foresees transformed agriculture sector thru Kisan Card initiative.

He said that the government’s historic initiative of Kisan Card will transform the agriculture sector in Pakistan.

Addressing Kisan Card distribution ceremony in Multan on Monday, Imran Khan said it would make farmers prosperous.

Prime Minister foresees transformed agriculture sector thru Kisan Card

The PM further said the farmers, thorough this card, will get subsidized fertilizers, seeds and pesticides.

Besides, they will get low-interest loans and compensation for damaged crops in case of any natural calamity.

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed confidence that the Kisan Card scheme will bring about a revolution in the country.

Because it will make the life of farmers easy through use of technology, enhancing agricultural production and saving foreign exchange.

He further said it will also contribute to poverty reduction particularly in rural areas.

He said the PTI government has been working on various programmes for agricultural development in the country.

Rs 300 billion transformation plan

Moreover, he said that the government has already announced a Rs 300 billion transformation plan for the purpose.

The PM said in addition, the govt is constructing two major dams, small dams to ensure better water supply for crops.

He further said the government is also working to improve irrigation system.

Imran Khan said that they have made agriculture part of the CPEC project for enhancing agricultural production through use of Chinese technology.

He said that the government is revamping seed research institutions. Besides, it is making efforts for local production of pulses, edible oil and soybean.

Furthermore, he said farmers will get training to increase the agricultural production.

He said that they have allocated Rs 40 billion to increase production of milk in the country.

For reducing losses of vegetables, fruits and grains; government will ensure establishment of storages and food processing plants.

GTV

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