Agriculture to be made profitable

MULTAN  - Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Skindar Hayat Bosan Saturday said agriculture would be made a profitable sector through capacity building of farmers. Addressing a seminar organized by a multinational agriculture company at a local hotel, he said he had briefed the prime minister on how agriculture could be made a cost-effective sector of the economy. “The role of middlemen in purchasing and selling agriculture products will largely be diminished in future to control inflation. Growers will prosper after getting rid of middlemen’s role in trading their crops in market,” he added.  He said that after the 18th Amendment, the Industry Department was responsible for resolving growers’ problems but the industrial department would protect its own interests instead of growers as it produced seed and fertiliser.

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