Kissan Convention focusing revival of cotton crop on August 11


Punjab government has finalized all arrangements to organize All Pakistan Kissan Convention on August 11, with special focus on reviving and promoting the cotton crop production across the potential areas of the country.

The event, scheduled to be held in Islamia Univer-sity of Bahawalpur, also aims to highlight the im-portance of agriculture sector in economic uplift and social prosperity of the country, besides discussing the bottlenecks in the progress of agri-sector and suggesting the remedial measures to put it on the fast track of sustainable development.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to inaugurate the event and will held meetings with the progres-sive farmers as well to get their input for the revival of local agriculture sector, particularly cotton crop, which was on declining trend for last several years, said an senior official in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

Meanwhile commenting on the upcoming event, President Pakistan Kissan Ittehad Khalid Mehmood Khokhar termed it a good step of government and said it would help in reactivating different institu-tions and sensitizing them to facilitate the growers, particularly cotton farmers.

He said that Kissan Ittehad would fully participate in the conventions and put forward its suggestions and proposals for the uplift of agriculture sector and revival of cotton crop, which could contribute sig-nificantly in economic development of the country.

Expressing his concerns over the increasing volume of agriculture commodities, he said that despite an agrarian economy, Pakistan was spending billion of dollars on the import of wheat, sugar and cotton.

He appreciated the agriculture development vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that the government was working hard to promote and de-velop local agriculture and livestock sectors and make them profitable for farming communities..—APP

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