ISLAMABAD: The authorities has launched a Rs82-billion investment programme designed to beautify crop productivity, undertake cattle and fisheries development tasks and improve irrigation water performance.

The programme is based totally on five presentations given to top Minister Imran Khan by way of the undertaking pressure on agriculture.

Federal Minister for national food safety and research Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan told media on Wednesday that the goals set had been plausible and all-out efforts would be made to satisfy the desires.


He said Rs4 billion would be invested in promoting mechanised farming and small farmers would take delivery of 50% subsidy on the purchase of crop-unique machinery. Subsidy can also be provided for introducing excessive-yielding seed varieties and increase inside the supply of licensed seeds.

The minister revealed that the government could have interaction international specialists in a bid to establish new research institutes and upgrading current ones.

any other Rs8.6 billion may be spent at the merchandising of shrimp farming and trout farming in northern regions.

A big Rs68.6 billion will pass closer to improving water path lining, improving the command place of small and mini-dams in arid areas and water conservation in rain-fed areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

“this could keep nine million acre feet of water for irrigation; at gift about 47 million acre ft of water is misplaced at some stage in deliver thru canals, distributaries and watercourses,” the minister stated.

The top minister additionally permitted a mission for small and medium-scale livestock farmers which protected a buffalo calf fattening programme, a outdoor hen programme and promotion of small and medium-sized dairy farms.

The outside rooster programme may be launched in 36 districts of the u . S ., in order to now not best reduce stunting and enhance nutrition but will even reduce poverty on the neighborhood stage. A similar programme has already been launched in Punjab.

as the foot and mouth disease is the primary hurdle within the manner of meat exports from Pakistan, the authorities will release a mega project with the assist of the food and Agriculture organization (FAO) of the United international locations at a value of Rs763 million.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China are Pakistan’s big markets however to explore greater markets, the mission will assist turn inflamed regions disease-unfastened inside twelve months. “Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur will quickly be declared sickness-free zones,” the minister announced.