PRIME MINISTER IMRAN KHAN CHAIRED A MEETING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN THE COUNTRY

November 16, 2021

The Prime Minister said,” We are focused on exploiting the full potential of agriculture sector.” “Helping farmers increase their yield through better crop growing plans, provision of quality inputs, availability of standardized mechanization tools and easy access to agriculture financing is our priority in this regard,” he added. Earlier the Prime Minister appreciated banking Sector’s Development Finance Program for realizing the growth potential of agriculture sector in Gujranwala and Okara districts. The Prime Minister was apprised that with a 19% share in the GDP, agriculture sector provides raw material for many Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) units. Collectively, it contributes to about 60-65% in the national economy. The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to work in unison to facilitate farmers in reducing their input costs and enhancing their crop productivity. The meeting was attended by Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam, Advisor on Finance Shaukat Fayyaz Tarin, Punjab Agriculture Minister Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi and senior officers concerned. Governor State Bank Dr Reza Baqir joined the meeting via video link