PSC playing vital role in providing quality seeds to farmers: Gardezi


Provincial Minister for Agriculture Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi on Saturday said that Punjab Seed Corporation is playing a pivotal role in providing quality and cheap seeds to the farmers. Punjab Seed Corporation should utilize the services of research institutions and scientists for increasing the production of quality seed.

He expressed these views while presiding over the meeting of 121st Board Meeting of Punjab Seed Corporation.

With the approval of the Board members, he directed the Punjab Seed Corporation to assign responsibility to the farm managers for the losses incurred on the agricultural farms and issued instructions to the Managing Director of PSC to resolve the issue of relinquishing the occupied lands of Punjab Seed Corporation ,as early as possible.

The provincial minister said that the issue of 17 percent GST levied on local seeds would be taken up with the federal government. Allowing professional hiring to improve the management sector, he said that PSC should set minimum targets and standards for all the departments working under its supervision so that only hard working and capable employees could get bonuses and rewards. Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi further said that Seed Corporation needs to rationalize all its posts so that the process of recruitment of eligible persons for important vacancies can be completed.


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