LAHORE:Federal Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at CM’s office and discussed the matters of mutual interest, food security and increasing crop production.
The Chief Minister said that ensuring the food security is the responsibility of the government and maintaining close liaison with the private sector in this regard is utmost necessary. Usman Buzdar said that province has abundant wheat reserves and the Punjab is playing major role in ensuring Pakistan’s food security.
He said that incumbent government has safeguard the right of the cultivators. Farmers of wheat, sugarcane and other crops have received full compensation for their produces. He said that “Kisaan cards” have been issued for the welfare of the farmers whereas previous governments had exploited them. He said that in the previous regimes farmers had been protesting on the roads for their rights but today’s farmers are prosperous.
The use of modern technology is essential to increase agricultural production and farmers are being equipped with modern machinery besides ensuring the supply of quality fertilizer to them. Due to the government’s farmer friendly measures, agri-production has been substantially increased, said Buzdar.