Islamabad: Farrukh Habib, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, says the government has revised the agricultural sector scientifically after the Prime Minister’s directive to ensure food security in the country.
In Islamabad, he presided over a meeting regarding the new agriculture policy on Friday 25th Jun 2021, during which he said that the new plan will empower Pakistan to become self-sufficient in the production of food, including livestock, poultry, and seafood.
Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistan Television, and Radio Pakistan will play a crucial role in spreading awareness about the new agricultural policy among Pakistan’s farmers, said Habib.
Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Food Security Jamshed Iqbal Cheema said that keeping in mind the climatic and soil conditions, all the barren lands in Pakistan would be brought back into use for agriculture.
The amount of water conserved by the government each year for the agriculture sector will enable the government to achieve this objective. According to him, the government plans to diversify agricultural production beyond the traditional crops. Farmers will be able to sell their produce and buy Agri inputs as a result of special agriculture malls that will be built in all parts of the country, he said.
To check the quality and nutritional value of milk, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema said, special quality control vehicles will be placed at the entry points of all cities and urban centers.
“Moreover, in the next couple of years, he hopes to end the importation of soybeans, which has been a major source of edible oil for the country. He intended to increase the local production of edible oil by encouraging the cultivation of olives, sunflowers, mayonnaise, canola, and other crops.”
Moreover, several SAPM members stated that we would look at replacing imported packaged foods with products that are locally produced and cheaper.
Source: Radio Pakistan
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