- PTI Govt working to promote agriculture with 7-time more allocations in next budget: Jamshed
PTI Govt Working To Promote Agriculture With 7-time More Allocations In Next Budget: Jamshed
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Fri 18th June 2021 | 07:51 PM
The PTI government has enhanced agricultural budget for next financial year (2021-22) by 7 times as compared to current fiscal year said Special Assistant to PM on National Food Security and Research, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema on Friday
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jun, 2021 ) :The PTI government has enhanced agricultural budget for next financial year (2021-22) by 7 times as compared to current fiscal year said Special Assistant to PM on National Food Security and Research, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema on Friday.
Addressing members of Pakistan Crop Protection Association, he said that cotton target had been set at 9 million bales and expressed the optimism that it would be achieved due to the government policies.
He pointed out that previous governments did not give full attention to farmers which adversely affected the agriculture sector and now Prime Minister, Imran Khan had formal interaction with farmers, university professors and researchers to sort out their issues.
He said Government will set up 900 stores across the country where farmers would be able to stock their crops and they will be given interest-free loans on five-acre of land.
He said the PTI government had allocated huge funds of Rs 680 billion for subsidy unlike the ZAB government which had nationalized entire industrial units in one.go. The first priority of the present government was farmers and the second was promotion of pollution-free industrialization, In this regards, the government has allocated Rs 10 billion in the upcoming financial year, he added.
He said machinery workshops were being set up and arrangements were being made for food processing besides giving 60 tons of soybean seeds to farmers in low-temperature areas.
Similarly, he said that solar, hydraulic and environment friendly energy plants would be set up in the country.
He said the government would set up fish farms along the coastal areas to increase production.