Islamabad, September 02, 2020 (PPI-OT): Quality seed can help in increasing production of wheat. This was said by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFSR), Syed Fakhar Imam while attending the meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on NFSR. It was held at PARC on Wednesday. Rao Muhammad Ajmal Khan, MNA/Chairman, NA Standing Committee on NFSR presided over the meeting. About working of his ministry, he stated that Ministry of Food Security and Research work on policy making.
The ministry and provinces, after 18th amendments, should ensure coordination and harmony among provinces on matters pertaining to agriculture. Federal Minister said that Pink bull worms and white fly are big pest of cotton. We also need to work on pesticides. We will evaluate 40% pure cotton seed through ginning. The aim is to increase cotton production.
The Federal Minister for Food Security said that better seeds are needed to increase wheat production. We are trying to evaluate 4 lakh quality wheat seeds and will try to give them to the farmer for increasing production. Chairman Kissan Ittehad, Tariq Ashfaq asked that tube-well electricity bills should be simplified. He also asked to resolve the issue of arrears of electricity bills of farmers. He asked for quality seeds, easy agri loans and crop insurance.
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