Balochistan govt launches ‘Kissan Cards’ for sustainable food production

The Balochistan government has formally launched ‘Kissan Cards’ to provide maximum relief to the farmers of the province.

Talking to APP, the spokesperson for the Balochistan government Farah Azeem Shah on Saturday said that the government had issued Kissan Cards to provide assistance to the farmers for an increase in their yields.

Under the Kissan Card, Farah said, the registered farmers would be able to avail 50 percent subsidies on fertilizers, seeds and agri equipment to ensure food security by increasing agricultural production. Through the initiative, she added, the government in collaboration of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) would provide subsidies to the registered farmers, which would help to increase crop yields as well as the development of the agriculture sector in the province.

Shah said that Minister for Agriculture Mir Asadullah Baloch was putting his best efforts to improve the agriculture sector in the province, and shared that the Balochistan government had also initiated works on an agriculture transmission plan to convert the traditional techniques into a climate-smart approach for sustainable food production. The minister pointed out that 80 percent of population is dependent on agriculture in the province and a fertilizer shortage will hit the provincial economy as well as its population hard. The minister said that plans to provide maximum employment opportunities to the people would be implemented soon as ensuring job protection of the local people was his government’s top priority.

The spokesperson said that the government had already taken multiple initiatives, including the provision of certified seeds to the farmers and conducting research in the sector to increase agricultural production, adding that it would continue its farmer-friendly measures.

Source: This news is originally published by brecorder