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Kisan Card meeting held

By Our Correspondent
April 20, 2024
This image released on April 18, 2024, shows the meeting on Kisan Card at the Sindh Secretariat. — Facebook/Jam Khan Shoro, Minister Irrigation Sindh
This image released on April 18, 2024, shows the meeting on Kisan Card at the Sindh Secretariat. — Facebook/Jam Khan Shoro, Minister Irrigation Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh Cabinet's newly formed sub-committee on Kisan Card convened its inaugural session on Friday, led by Agriculture Minister Sardar Muhammad Bux Mahar and Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro. The meeting, held at the Sindh Secretariat, saw discussions on the implementation of the Kisan Card, aimed at aiding the province's farmers.

During the session, the sub-committee, which included MPAs and senior officials, was briefed on the Kisan Card initiative. Minister Mahar underscored the government's dedication to agricultural development and proposed naming the card "People's Green Card" or "Benazir Green Card."

He emphasised that the card would facilitate wheat procurement and provide support during natural disasters.Mahar also suggested that the card should offer subsidies for seeds, urea, and pesticides, and aid during calamities. To obtain the card, farmers would need to verify their land ownership through Form-7 from the Mukhtiarkar office. The card would be surrendered to the government if the land is sold.

Minister Shoro proposed the issuance of 170,000 cards in the initial phase, praising the efforts of the agriculture and irrigation departments during recent floods. The recommendations from the meeting will be reviewed by the Sindh Cabinet.