Kissan Package to prove helpful for sustainable agri: Baligh
RAWALPINDI—Minister of State for Education and Training, Engineer Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman has said that Government Kissan Package is not only a revolutionary step for the farmers but will also prove helpful for the sustainable agriculture in the country.
He stated this while chairing an awareness seminar on Khadim Punjab Agriculture Package at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi here. MNA Raja Javed Ikhlas, Senator Najma Hameed, MPA Tehseen Fawad, PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad, Agriculture Experts, scientists, faculty members, students and farmers were also present on the occasion. He said there is dire need to promote cooperation between the government, farming community and industry to combat the challenges faced by agriculture sector. He stressed the need to improve agriculture production system on scientific lines to enhance sustainable food production and to meet present and future demands for food in the country.
He said National Action Plan is being implemented in the country as we can see the incidents of terrorism have been controlled as compared to its ratio in the past.
Minister of State said that the government was making efforts to make “Quranic Education” compulsory in all public schools through out the country. He said that “Nazra Quran” will be taught from class 1 to 5th and proper “Quranic Education” with translation will be taught to the students of class 6th to 10th in all public schools. He said that government is also making efforts to create linkages between academia and industries.
PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad lauded the Kissan Package will encourage farmers to adopt modern methods of cultivation which would boost yield. He also stressed the use of modern agricultural tools to get maximum production. Earlier, Minister of State along Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR also inaugurated biometric system and installation of the CCTV cameras in the campus.