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Steps being taken to develop agriculture on modern lines, says KP CM

June 17, 2021

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood on Wednesday said that the government was taking concerted measures under a strategy to develop the agriculture sector on modern lines.

He was talking to Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Food Security and Research Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, said a handout. They discussed with him matters related to various initiatives in the agriculture sector in the province under the Prime Minister Agriculture Emergency Programme. Matters related to genetic improvement in livestock, olive tree plantation, Trout fish production, poverty alleviation intervention, water harvesting, dairy development, enhancement in agriculture products including fruits, vegetables and food grains in the province with special focus on the newly merged districts also came under discussion.

Progress on the initiatives taken so far in the province under the Prime Minister’s Agriculture Emergency Programme was also reviewed on the occasion. It was agreed to make coordinated efforts at federal and provincial level to make the Prime Minister’s Agriculture Emergency Programme and to develop the agriculture sector in the province on modern scientific lines.