Body constituted to frame long-term agri policy

Published On: August 31, 2017

July 8: The Punjab Government has set up a 35 members commission to formulate long-term agriculture policy to boost the living standard of peasants.

 Former dean of University of Sargodha, known agri expert Sohail Jhangir said this at consultative workshop by agriculture department and USAID at MBA hall.

The workshop was held to seek the suggestions and proposals from farmers regarding the Punjab agriculture policy.

Those who attended the workshop included agriculture officers, engineers and educationists.

Sohail geared upon the participants to impart solution and suggestions to chalk out a long term policy owing to strengthen agriculture sector and to prosper the farmer.

Sohail said that the Government has provided subsidies for the agriculture sector and even $1.40 billion spending on this sector failed to bring about any change in this sector.  He maintained that research sector is also not achieving the requisite targets.

 Former D.G. Agriculture Punjab, Anjum Ali Butter said that agriculture is the backbone Pakistan economy but this sector is limping behind due to weak policies.

 He told that spurious seed, unchecked use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides are the basic reason of the dilapidated condition of this sector.

In the workshop, the peasants and growers stressed upon the policy handlers to promulgate the policies considering the ground realities.

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Muhammad Afzal in his concluding words, exchanged his views and experiences, experienced during his visit to China and determined to educate the students to compete the China Agriculture.

Dean Faculty of Management Sciences Dr.Masood Sarwar Awan was also present on this occasion.