Govt taking measures for uplift of agri sector: Bosan


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Food Sikander Bosan has said that the government was working out strategy to increasing produce of pulses and edible oil.

Addressing a seminar on enhancing wheat production in the country, the minister said that the government was taking measures for development and improvement in agriculture sector.

He said that he had given a detailed briefing to Prime Minister regarding challenges and problems being faced by the agriculture sector of the country. The minister said that the government was taking measures to overcome the challenges which would yield positive results soon. He announced that in a bid to increase the production of edible oil crops, the support prices of such crops would be increased.

He added that pulses ‘local production would be increased to cut the import bill of pulses. He sought practical suggestions from expert for enhancing per acre yield of wheat in the country.

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