Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government is committed to solving the problems of farmers, affordable solar energy will be provided to the people including farmers, the fruits of government initiatives will soon reach the farmers.
Talking to farmers at Ghazi Barotha here on Friday, the Prime Minister said that they would crack down on counterfeit pesticides.
He said that hard-working farmers and middlemen reap the benefits, adding that we are taking steps to reduce the role of middlemen and benefit the people. He said that commodities are sold at a much higher price than the rate at which they are taken from the farmers. “We are planning to increase agricultural production and support the farming community. The provision of easy instalment loans to farmers is being looked into,” he said.
He said that steps were being taken to shift the tube wells to solar which would provide cheap electricity to the farmers. He said that the government is aware of its responsibilities and is taking steps in this regard, adding that the farmers would get relief due to the steps taken by the government. The farmers briefed the Prime Minister in detail about their problems.
Farmers demanded the provision of solar energy and crack down on counterfeit pesticides. Farmers also mentioned financial exploitation by middlemen in the sale of agricultural commodities. The Prime Minister assured the farmers that their problems would be resolved.
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