The Kissan Card will revolutionise Pakistan’s agricultural sector by facilitating farmers, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.
The card will assist farmers in receiving their fair share of finances and will let them to access subsidies on various agricultural supplies, according to the premier, who spoke at the Kissan Convention For Green Pakistan and Cotton Revival in Bahawalpur on Wednesday.
“For the first time, farmers are being paid directly, unlike before when their portion was embezzled,” he stated. “Through this card, they will be able to access a variety of incentives, and it is an example of how technology aids our growth.”
The premier stated that the card would be implemented in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, which are both governed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Kissan Cards are distributed to farmers who benefit from several government programmes, according to the Punjab Information and Technology Board website, with the goal of consolidating recipient information for transparent and effective execution of these interventions.
This project has resulted in the proper allocation of schemes to the appropriate farmers, as well as the construction of a centralised database and the ease of broadcasting messages to the general public.
Pakistan will rise, according to Prime Minister Khan, provided it is able to assist its 8.3 million farmers. Farmers, he remarked, are the country’s “true strength.” Farmers will benefit from the PTI government, according to the PM.
He stated, “I’m quite delighted that we passed a law that ensured farmers were paid their fair share for wheat, sugar, and corn in particular.” “We’ve set a goal of doubling their income.”
Farmers have been exploited, according to the PM, by the big sugar mill mafia. He claimed that they were not paid at market rates and that deductions were made. “Those who work hard never reap the benefits of their labour, while the strong reap tremendous profits.”
Farmers will gain from his government’s actions, he claims, and an increase in their incomes will lead to an increase in production.
According to Imran Khan, the exponential growth of population has raised the demand for commodities.
“We’re still importing four million tonnes of wheat,” says the official. This demonstrates how critical it is for us to enhance our manufacturing capacity.” He emphasised the significance of merging research and technology into industry practises.
“Faisalabad University was noted for its ability to innovate. However, the research culture in our universities has faded over time,” stated the prime minister. “Anything can be grown in a country with 12 seasons. But only via research will this be possible.”