Lahore -- A delegation of farmers, led by Punjab Livestock Minister Sardar Hasnain Bahadur Dreshak, called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Monday.
'There is a dire need of promoting research and introducing innovation in livestock sector,' the CM told the visitors.
'This sector has vast potential and its growth would help strengthen the national economy. The livestock farmers will be taught about the latest techniques of research and innovation to help them to get maximum benefits,' the CM added.
He maintained that there is a need to promote research and development for getting maximum production of meat and milk. The government would promote the livestock sector on modern lines to help the rural population to alleviate poverty. It is sanguine that the livestock sector is an engine of growth for the development of the national economy, he added.
A couple of months ago, the CM-led Punjab cabinet approved establishment of Khal Panchayat Authority and the Khal Panchayat Act 2019. This Khal Panchayat will consist of farmers. The meeting decided to open the wheat procurement campaign and Punjab government would purchase wheat from every farmer who would bring wheat to the procurement centre while the previous procedure was also revised to facilitate farmers. It decided to extend help to farmers whose...