Federal Minister for Food, Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan attended the Field Day Seminar on Solar Date Dryers at Village Muhammad Chuttal Bhand, Pir Jo Goth Taluka Kingri District Khairpur Mir’s.
Addressing the participants of the Seminar, the Federal Minister said that PML (N) Government is taking every possible measure for the betterment of agriculture sector in the country. He said that PML (N) Government has decreased prices of agriculture machines in the Federal Budget 2016-17. Tax in imports on Tractors and agricultural tools has been dropped to just 7% from 47%.
He said that Rs. 3.50 per unit relaxation has also been given to farmers. He said that Rs. 500 has been decreased in each bag of Urea Fertilizer. He said that Government is engaged in efforts to bring betterment and beneficial environment for farmers in the country.
He said that Agriculture sector has been devolved to provinces after 18th amendment, after that name of ministry has been changed also. But Federal Government is working for development of agriculture sector through out the country.
Federal Minister said that Rs. 32 billion were allocated for agriculture sector last year and just Rs. 1.5 billion allocated this year and remaining funds directly given to provinces in the light of 18th amendment. He has shown displeasure over agriculture reforms in Sindh province.
He said that Sindh is my homeland and my forefathers were migrated to Multan from Rato Dero.
At the occasion, the farmers demanded establishment of a Research Institute in the area. Federal Minister has formed a committee under supervision of Dr. Muneer which will give brief detail over successes and advantages of Research Institution in the area. Federal Minister said that decision in this regard will be made by keeping agricultural benefits in mind.