Govt to import latest agriculture technology from China to enhance crops yield: PM

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Govt to import latest agriculture technology from China to enhance crops yield: PM

ISLAMABAD-Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government will take all out measures to facilitate the farmers as development of the agriculture sector is among its priorities.

In a meeting with a delegation of Kisan Ittehad in Islamabad today [Friday], he said that despite tough economic conditions owing to COVID-19 pandemic, the government has given a 50 billion rupees package for the uplift of agriculture sector.

The delegation, while lauding the prime minister’s keen interest in promotion of agriculture sector, apprised him of the farmers’ issues including power tariff for tube-wells, fertilizers prices, availability of quality seeds and crop insurance.

The Prime Minister directed the ministry concerned to look into the farmers’ demand related to the power tariff of tube-wells.

He said that the government is building a partnership with China to import the latest agriculture technology to enhance the yield.