Govt to spent Rs 200 bln on 5 agriculture development projects: Sahibzada Mehboob

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From Business Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan here yesterday said that government would spent Rs 200 billion in five mega agriculture sector development programmes during next 3-5 years in order to exploit the true potential of the sector for poverty alleviation.

Addressing a press conference,he said that the amount would be spent on five agriculture sector promotion programme including livestock, dairy development, fishers and poultry development  which would help in alleviating poverty from the country particularly from the rural areas.

He said that there are 15 components of these projects and all the projects would be initiated in collaboration with the provincial governments in order to put the agriculture sector on right direction for socio-economic uplift of the people in the country. Besides, five new agriculture markets would be established across the country to provide the farming community access to market and save them for the exploitation of middle man, adding that the existing markets would also be revamped and revitalized.

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