Govt taking concrete measures to ensure fair return of farmers' crops: PM

PM heard farmers’ views and suggestions regarding the resolution of their problems


Our Correspondent February 20, 2021

PM Imran Khan said that his government is committed to promoting the agricultural sector and is taking effective measures to address the problems of farmers, during a meeting held with the farmers of Hazro in the Attock district.

During the meeting, the PM heard the farmers’ views and suggestions regarding the resolution of their problems regarding seeds, pesticides, electricity, and low prices of their produce.

The premier assured that the present government is working on a full-fledged program to check the existing unreasonable prices of various agricultural commodities and food items and will strive to ensure the fair return of farmers’ crops and the acquiring of agricultural inputs at affordable rates.

He acknowledged that the middle man is earning more than the farmers, and asserted that government will support the growers, enabling them to get the maximum price of their produce.

Responding to the demand of the farmers, Imran Khan assured them of launching a crackdown against fake and substandard pesticides.

Lastly, the farmers also requested the PM that the government should facilitate in the installation of solar tube wells, relief in procuring fertilizers, pesticides, and quality seeds as well.

With input from Radio Pakistan

 

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