Agri Transformation Plan to enhance yield, reduce eatables prices: PM

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08th Jul, 2021. 08:57 pm
Agriculture

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that the Agriculture Transformation Plan was a comprehensive strategy to enhance agriculture produce to suffice the country’s food needs, besides reducing milk and meat prices.

Chairing a meeting to review the progress on Agri Dashboard and Dashboard on monitoring of projects and agreements signed during the foreign visits, the prime minister said the government was bringing transformation to enhance the agriculture yield, as food security was among its priorities.

Prime Minister Khan also assured that the impediments in the implementation of the agreements signed during the foreign visits would be removed to ensure execution of the projects of national interest without any delay.

The Agri Dashboard would help the government in timely pointing out and averting any food crisis by providing statistics of demand and consumption of the agriculture commodities, he said, adding that the dashboard would also help contain the price hike of eatables with the cooperation of provincial governments.

The prime minister directed to complete the final stages of the Agri Dashboard on priority basis within the stipulated time and make it fully operational as soon as possible.

The meeting was also briefed on the steps taken to improve the genetic diversity of livestock.

In addition, Dr Moeed Yousuf briefed the meeting about the prime minister’s visits abroad and the dashboard set up to monitor the implementation of agreements reached with foreign leaders in Pakistan.

The dashboard will not only keep track of the details of the prime minister’s visits, but will also assist in monitoring the implementation of agreements and decisions. It will also ensure speedy implementation of agreements by removing barriers faced by the ministries.

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