PM chaired a meeting to discuss the potential and the issues related to livestock, backyard poultry, small and medium dairy farms and the Agriculture Produce Markets in the country

November 27, 2018

Islamabad, 27 November 2018:
 

Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a meeting to discuss the potential and the issues related to livestock, backyard poultry, small and medium dairy farms and the Agriculture Produce Markets in the country. 
The Prime Minister was informed about there exists huge potential in the livestock sector especially the export of meat to China and the Gulf countries. It was informed that creation of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMT) Free Zones in the country and incentivizing saving and calf fattening programs could significantly help in realizing the country’s potential in livestock sector. The Prime Minister was also briefed on the potential in backyard poultry and small and medium dairy farms. 


The meeting discussed in detail the issues relating to Agriculture Produce Markets and how the farmers were being exploited by the monopolies created due to dysfunctional market Committees. A detailed briefing was given to the Prime Minister on the plans to put in place legal framework besides upgrading 76 agriculture produce markets in 24 districts with infrastructure development, relocate 09 markets and establishment of 06 new markets in the next 05 years. 
 

The Prime Minister directed that a comprehensive plan be chalked out to address the issues related to the livestock sector. The Prime Minister also approved a proposal for establishment of a model Agriculture Produce Market in Lahore which would serve as a model and would be replicated in other parts of the country to facilitate farmers in their agricultural produce