Farm­ers’ pack­age

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Pak­istan is an agri­cul­tural coun­try hav­ing the world’s largest ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem. But the agri­cul­ture sit­u­a­tion is poor ow­ing to se­vere droughts, floods, ram­pant in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion and ur­ban­i­sa­tion. We also have grave prob­lems such as wa­ter scarcity and food scarcity. The “farm­ers’ pack­age” an­nounced by the gov­ern­ment re­cently should not be politi­cised. If it is im­ple­mented in let­ter and in spirit, it will bring a green rev­o­lu­tion once again.

For the long-last­ing de­vel­op­ment of agri­cul­ture, it will be wise to build more dams, in­tro­duce agri­cul­ture as a com­pul­sory sub­ject at schools across the coun­try and broad­cast aware­ness pro­grammes on TV chan­nels re­gard­ing agri­cul­ture is­sues.

Zainul Abe­din Mehsud

S. Waziris­tan Agency

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