mandi bahauddin—President Kisan Wing Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society Mandi Bahauddin Haji Zaman Ranjha has urged government to take notice of deteriorating state of agriculture and resolve farmers’ problems on priority basis. He was talking to media persons here. Kisan wing secretary Mukhtar Virk was accompanying him. He said agriculture is victim of government apathy, which is very unfortunate for the farmers’ community and country economy as a whole.
He said because of poor maintenance of irrigation system farmers are facing acute shortage of water. Prices of inputs are increasing and the traders have made cartel to sell pesticides and fertilizers at higher rates. On the other hand government do not fix price of agriculture produce in proportion to rising price of inputs and farmers labor. He said government is treating industrialists as Miss Darling and grant them all concessions and benefits of their choice.