Agriculture backbone of national economy

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LAHORE : Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Sirdar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa has said that agriculture is the backbone of our economy in which wheat is essential commodity among cash crops. He said that government has adopted effective steps for the better payment of agriculture crops specially the wheat and all resources are being utilised for the welfare of the farmers.

Wheat crop is most important crop for farmers especially for the small growers, he added. He expressed these views while presiding over the meeting of the cabinet committee held on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by Minister Finance Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Minister Food Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor, Minister Agriculture Ahmed Ali Aulakh, Secretaries of Food, Agriculture and Commerce departments besides Director Food, Additional Secretary Finance and officials of P&D and other departments.Sirdar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa directed the food department officials that better arrangements should be made for the purchase and storage of the wheat for the next season. He also directed to study different options for increasing storage capacity for wheat both public and private sectors and to chalk out a comprehensive plan to safeguard the interest of growers and the government. The interest of small farmers should also be safeguarded while formulating any policy, he added.

Courtesy: Business Recorder

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