Fawad Hussain for equipping farmers with latest technology to enhance per acre crop yield.

 
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RAWALPINDI -- Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhary Fawad Hussain here Thursday said that equipping the farmers with latest technology was the greatest need of the hour as through traditional farming, the country's economy cannot flourish.

The farmers will have to use latest technologies to get more crop yield, the minister said while addressing an international workshop on 'Strategies for Government, Industry and Academia linkages for Sustainable Agriculture" organized by Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University.

He said, the government has the responsibility to provide conducive environment to private sector for business. The Minister further said, the youth particularly females should be empowered and made more independent. New technologies were providing opportunities to women to set up their businesses independently, he added.

Fawad Chaudhary said, the private sector provides jobs not the government as the government creates environment conducive for employment. The government was trying to create an environment where jobs are available. The government wanted to create job...

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