The Punjab government has started preparations to create employment opportunities for 50 thousand people in the province. In Punjab, 40,000 daily wage (daily basis) employees will work in the agricultural sector. The extension program of the Department of Agriculture will be privatized. Due to which more than 10 thousand people will get employment in which more than 6500 field assistants and more than 3500 agricultural officers will be recruited. The Government of Pakistan has designed the Prime Minister Agricultural Emergency Program by allocating Rs 309 billion to develop the agriculture and livestock sectors on modern lines.
A project has been launched to create employment opportunities for 50,000 people in the agricultural sector in Punjab province. In this regard, the Agriculture Department has sent the summary to the Chief Minister House for the approval and recruitment of the Prime Minister’s Agriculture Program. Under the project, there is a plan to create employment opportunities for 50 thousand people in the agricultural sector across the province including the provincial capital Lahore.
The agriculture sector is the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy, the most important source of employment and income generation for the majority of the rural population, generating about one-fifth of the total GDP, 43 percent of the total labor force. functions and a major source of foreign exchange earnings while the microfinance sector is widely recognized as an instrument for inclusive economic growth and poverty alleviation.
40,000 daily wage earners will be hired in the agricultural sector in Punjab. Apart from this, the extension program of Punjab Agriculture Department will be privatized and more than 10 thousand people will be provided employment due to privatization in which more than 6500 field assistants and more than 3500 agricultural officers will be recruited.
The program aims to increase local agricultural production, reduce dependence on imports and improve livelihoods. Punjab Agriculture Department has sent the summary to the Chief Minister House for approval of various programs for which funds will be allocated in the budget of the new financial year while PSDP will also provide funds to the Punjab government till 2024. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plan to develop the agricultural sector will create employment opportunities.
PM Agriculture Emergency Program 2023
This initiative will lead the country towards sustainable development by exploring new agricultural markets, introducing new methods for soil and water conservation and promoting aquaculture in potential areas of the country. The emergency program, which will be officially launched next month, will revolutionize the production of major cash crops. The initiative will also help promote cultivation of minor crops like oilseeds, pulses and high-value fruits, vegetables and livestock development.
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The Central Development Working Party has approved 13 mega development projects under the emergency program while the final approval is expected in the upcoming meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council. Muhammad Ali Talpur, the focal person of the Prime Minister’s Emergency Program, said that out of the total package of 309 billion rupees, the federal government will provide 84 billion rupees, while 225 billion rupees will be shared by the provincial governments. He said that special measures for energy, water conservation and pest management will be introduced to reduce production costs.
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