Govt’s Kissan Card to make farmers prosperous: Sarwar

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Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the government’s historic initiative of the Kisan Card will transform the agriculture sector in Pakistan by making farmers prosperous.

He said, “The Kisan Card will assist farmers in fertilizers, seeds, and pesticides as well as loans and assistance for affected crops in case of any natural calamity. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is working on various programs for agricultural development in the country, he maintained.”

This was stated by Governor Punjab while talking to a delegation led by Sardar Mubashir Majeed Dogar of All Pakistan Farmers and Labor Union, Central President of All Pakistan Farmers and Labor Union, Sardar Shahid Mehmood patron of the Pakistan Farmers Labor Union, and others who called on him at Governor House, Lahore on Thursday.

During the meeting, various issues as well as the problems related to the reduction in the price of fertilizers and ensuring timely supply, abolition of GST on agricultural seeds, and types of equipment were discussed.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the initiative of the Kisan Card would bring agrarian revolution in the country which would make the lives of farmers easier by using technology, increasing agricultural production, and saving foreign exchange. This initiative will also play a role in reducing poverty, especially in rural areas. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is working on various programs for agricultural development in the country.

He said that the government is working for the development of agriculture in the country on the transformation projects worth Rs. 300 billion. In addition to the two big dams, small dams are also being built to ensure a better supply of water to crops and the canal system is being improved.

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