Government agriculture policies criticised

Updated February 28, 2020

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Committee observes that the country’s agriculture has remained the most neglected sector during the last few decades. — APP/File
Committee observes that the country’s agriculture has remained the most neglected sector during the last few decades. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Assembly Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research on Thursday expressed its complete dissatisfaction over the government policies relating to the agriculture sector.

The committee, led by its chairman Rao Ajmal Khan, further asked the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) to come up with proposals for the revival of agriculture sector in the country.

The committee observed that the country’s agriculture remained the most neglected sector during the last few decades resulting in the deterioration of farmers’ conditions with the passage of time.

During deliberations, it was observed that the agriculture sector was the only source which could bring prosperity in the country by generating maximum revenue.

The committee directed MNFSR to take stringent measures to bring benefits of their policies at grass root level by developing proper liaison between the ministries and departments working on parallel grounds.

Published in Dawn, February 28th, 2020