KP Cabinet approves launch of Kissan Dost programme


Staff Reporter


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet in its sitting today approved writing the name of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him as “Hazrat Muhammad Rasoolullah Khatamunabeyen Sallalaho Alaihy Wa Aalehy Wa Ashabehi Wassalam” in all official and unofficial correspondence.
The cabinet as a landmarked decision also approved launching of Kissan Dost Program. Under the program, the Wheat Production target per annum will be increased from 1.1 to 1.6 million metric tons.
The farmers will be facilitated through provision of certified seeds, fertilizers etc on subsidized rates for which the cabinet approved an initial grant of Rs.397 million for launching the program. Chaired by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, the meeting was attended by Cabinet Members, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary SMBR and Administrative Secretaries.
The cabinet decided to import an additional three lac metric tons of wheat through Trading Corporation of Pakistan. This is over and above the earlier procurement/import of 1.5 metric tons’ wheat. The cabinet doubled the import with the sole aim to stabilize prices of Atta and ensure uninterrupted Atta to the consumers on cheaper rates.
The cabinet also approved establishment of 3 new special purpose development authorities which include Kelash Development Authority, Kumrat Development Authority and Kalam Development Authority. To promote tourism industry, the cabinet also decided to establish hundred more camping pods in different tourists’ spots.

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