Staff Reporter Lahore
Punjab Minister Agriculture Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi has said that the Agriculture Department extension wing is focusing on resource mobilization and establishment of modern union councils with the collaboration of the banking sector.
He was addressing the video link meeting for rationalization and restructuring of Agriculture Department presided over by Advisor to CM Punjab on Economic Affairs, Planning and Development Dr. Salman Shah.
Secretary Agriculture Asad Rehman Gellani, Head of CM Special Monitoring Unit Faisal Asif and Director General Agriculture (extension and adaptive) wing Dr. Anjum Ali also participated in the meeting. The committee reviewed problems being faced by the Agriculture Department and to determine its responsibilities, capacity building measures.
During the meeting, under Punjab Growth Strategy 2023 rationalization, restructuring plans and proposals were also discussed.
Syed Hussain Jahanian Gerdezi said that the collaboration between government and banks has led to an investment in the field of agriculture resulting increase in production of crops per acre.
It is satisfying that Pakistani progressive farmers were producing better crop yield per acre compared to other countries, the Minister added.
He said the Agriculture Department should provide training facilities to prepare skilled labour like TEVTA.