The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf government is committed to the promotion of agriculture sector, and is taking measures to address the problems of farmers to ensure fair return of their crops.
This has been stated by the Prime Minister Imran Khan during a frank interaction with farmers of Hazro in district Attock on Saturday.
On the occasion the Prime Minister has said that the government is working on a full-fledged programme to check the existing unreasonable difference of prices of various agricultural commodities and food items. He gave a patient hearing to the farmers’ views and suggestions regarding the resolution of their problems in the areas of seeds, pesticides, electricity and low prices of their produce.
Imran Khan also responded to the demands of the farmers and assured them of launching a crackdown against fake and substandard pesticides. He said the government has formulated a comprehensive plan for the agriculture sector to facilitate farmers in getting due price of their crop and acquiring agri inputs on affordable rates.
The Prime Minister said middle man is earning more than the farmers and the government will support the growers, enabling them to get maximum price of their produce. He assured them of launching a crackdown against fake and substandard pesticides.
Farmers also demanded of the PM the government should facilitate them in installation of solar tube wells, relief in procuring fertilizers, pesticides, and quality seeds.