Ashraf Ansari/ Ziaullah Gondal
Islamabad—Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Nazar Muhammad Gondal says the Pakistan People’s Party government is committed to developing full potential of agriculture.
He said the present PPP government has started taking steps for improvement in farming practices with a view to increasing output and ensuring quality of produce.
Gondal said, Pakistan’s agriculture sector can achieve high efficiency provided small farmers are provided facilities at subsidized rates. “As a major step the government has prepared a scheme to provide 20,000 tractors to small farmers at subsidized prices”, he said. The scheme proposes government subsidy to the extent of Rs 200,000 on tractor to be provided to farmers.
The tractor scheme will cover the whole country including Federally Administered Areas (FATA) and Gilgit-Baltistan as well as Azad Kashmir. The scheme will target farmers of small holdings.