PM directs to formulate action plan for uplifting agri sector

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to present an action plan of long short-term and long-term based on timelines for improvement in agricultural sector, increase in production and modernization of the sector.

He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday, to review reforms in agriculture sector, improvement in agricultural produce and steps taken to meet the challenges of food security.

He directed to expedite the process of activating the National Food Security Dashboard in the Ministry of Food Security with coordination of all provincial governments and concerned departments for accurate, authentic and reliable data in connection with production estimates of various commodities.

He also directed to establish an integrated and coordinated system between all stakeholders including research institutions, universities and other concerned departments.  He also asked that special attention should be paid in establishing special economic zones for processing of agricultural produce.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to get benefits and utilization of experience and expertise of China in increasing crop produce and modernizing the agriculture sector.  He also asked to reorganize the agro-ecological zones.

The meeting was briefed on the food security challenges in view of the growing population, current status of production of agricultural commodities and progress on the Prime Minister's Agriculture Emergency Program.

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