Mon. Jul 15th, 2024
Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card

Maryam Nawaz Approves ‘Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card’

In a special meeting focused on agricultural reforms, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz approved the introduction of the ‘Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card’. The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, also discussed other important matters related to the agricultural sector in Punjab.

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Enhancing Agricultural Land Usage

One of the key proposals reviewed during the meeting was the introduction of a law to prevent the use of agricultural land for residential purposes. This step aims to protect valuable agricultural land and ensure its proper utilization for farming activities.

Reorganizing Punjab Seed Corporation and Punjab Agricultural Research Board

The meeting also discussed the reorganization of the Punjab Seed Corporation and the Punjab Agricultural Research Board. These institutions play a crucial role in promoting agricultural research and development in the province. By reorganizing them, the government aims to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.

Loans for Farmers through Kisan Card

During the meeting, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz approved the issuance of the ‘Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card’. This initiative aims to provide financial support to farmers in Punjab. Under this program, loans totaling 150 billion rupees will be given to 500,000 farmers on easy terms within a year. The loans can be used to purchase high-quality seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides, enabling farmers to improve their agricultural practices and increase their yields.

Model Agriculture Centers

To further support farmers, the government plans to establish model agriculture centers across Punjab in collaboration with the private sector. These centers will provide modern agricultural machinery, training, pesticides, seeds, and model plots to farmers. The establishment of these centers will not only improve access to resources but also help farmers identify and avoid fake fertilizers and medicines. In the first phase, a model agriculture center will be set up in each district of the province.

Compilation of Crop Production Data

Recognizing the importance of accurate data for effective planning and decision-making, the Chief Minister directed the agriculture department to compile complete data on the production and demand of each crop. This will enable the government to better understand the agricultural landscape and make informed policy decisions.

Center of Excellence for Research and Development

Another significant decision made during the meeting was the approval of a state-of-the-art Center of Excellence for research and development of cotton, wheat, and rice crops. This center will focus on advancing agricultural practices and developing new technologies to improve crop productivity.

Research and Development Center with China’s Assistance

In collaboration with China, the government plans to establish a research and development center at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. This center, with an estimated cost of 2 billion rupees, will further enhance research capabilities and promote innovation in the agricultural sector. By implementing these initiatives and reforms, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz aims to uplift the agricultural sector in the province, support farmers, and ensure sustainable agricultural practices for the future. The ‘Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card’ and the establishment of model agriculture centers and research facilities will play a crucial role in achieving these goals.

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