MULTAN: The agriculture sector is being upgraded along scientific lines to meet contemporary challenges, while also improving the financial condition of farmers, said Assistant Director Information Naveed Asmat Kohloon in a statement issued on Sunday. The government has taken several measures for improvements within the sector such as introducing special packages worth Rs212million, subsidies on fertilizers, interest-free loans, provision of cheap electricity to run tube wells and promoting certified seeds, he elaborated. Agriculture growth for this year remains to be 3.81%, which is the highest it has been for the past 13 years, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2018.
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