Agri-proud

Enterprise - - Letters -

By now, our agri­cul­tur­ists should have be­come ex­perts in en­hanc­ing yield and curb­ing crop dis­eases in time so that the tar­get of max­i­mum pro­duc­tiv­ity can be achieved. The avail­abil­ity of wa­ter is an­other im­por­tant fac­tor that should be ad­dressed by build­ing dams and tube-wells.

To en­cour­age farm­ers, they must be pro­vided with cheap elec­tric­ity and fer­tilis­ers and high-qual­ity seeds at af­ford­able rates. The agri­cul­ture min­is­ter is re­quested to de­pute ex­perts in each dis­trict of the coun­try so that farm­ers’ com­plaints can be ad­dressed. We can only meet in­ter­na­tional stan­dards if our crop yield/out­put is com­pat­i­ble with the yield of other coun­tries. Our ma­jor crops – rice, cot­ton, sug­ar­cane and wheat – should be ac­corded spe­cial at­ten­tion till the har­vest­ing stage. This is the only way to be­come self-suf­fi­cient.

Engr R Riaz Ak­bar,

Wah Cantt.

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