Serving Farmer Community A 'service To Pakistan': PM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Oct, 2021 ) :Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said his vision for the promotion of the agriculture sector was focused on bringing improvement in the life of small farmers and resolving their grievances on priority.
Addressing the launch of Kisaan Portal, at the Pakistan Citizen Portal, he assured the farmers that the government would stand by them, as he believed that "serving the farming community was in fact a service to Pakistan".
Imran Khan said his government was focusing on agricultural research particularly seed development to increase the yield of crops.
He stressed the importance of water conservation to ensure ample supply to farmers for irrigation purposes. The construction of 10 big dams, he said, was an unprecedented step taken by his government.
The prime minister said the world over, the agriculture sector had an insurance cover. He said the Kisaan card would enable the small farmers t get financial support in case their yield was damaged from natural calamities.
He said the pressure on the Pakistani rupee was temporary and would be over soon.
Prior to the launch of the Kisaan Portal, there was no specific category to register the grievances of farmers at the Pakistan Citizen Portal. The step will help the farmers with their problems resolved on a priority basis, the PM Office said.
A total of 123 dashboards have been set up at the federal and provincial levels under the Kisaan Portal.