The Punjab government has started preparations to create employment opportunities for 50,000 people in the province. In Punjab, 40,000 daily wages (daily basis) employees will be employed in the agricultural sector. The extension program of the agriculture department will be privatized. Due to this, more than 10,000 people will be provided employment in which more than 6,500 field assistants and more than 3,500 agricultural officers will be recruited. The government of Pakistan has designed the Prime Minister Agriculture Emergency Program with the allocation of 309 billion rupees to uplift agriculture and livestock sectors on modern lines.
A plan 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 a summary to the Chief Minister’s House for approval and recruitment of the Prime Minister’s Agriculture Program. Under the plan, it is planned to create employment opportunities for 50,000 people in the agricultural sector across the province, including the provincial capital Lahore.
The agriculture sector is the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy, it is the most important source for employment & income generation for the majority of the rural population, which generates nearly one-fifth of the total GDP, employs 43% of the total labor force and is a major source of foreign exchange earnings whereas the Microfinance sector has widely been recognized as an instrument for inclusive economic growth and poverty alleviation
In Punjab, 40,000 daily wagers will be kept in the agriculture sector. In addition, the extension program of the Punjab Agriculture Department will be privatized and due to privatization, more than 10,000 people will be provided employment in which 6,500 to More field assistants and more than 3,500 agricultural officers will be recruited.
The program is envisaged to boost local agricultural production, reduce dependence on imports and improve lives. The Punjab Agriculture Department has sent a summary to the Chief Minister’s House for approval of various programs for which funds will be allocated in the budget of the new financial year while the PSDP will also provide funds to the Punjab government by 2024 As a result, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plan to develop the agricultural sector will create employment opportunities.
The initiative will lead the country towards sustainable development by exploring new agricultural markets, introducing new ways for soil and water conservation, and promoting aquaculture farming in potential areas of the country. The emergency program to be formally commenced by next month will revolutionize the output of major cash crops. The initiative will also help in promoting the cultivation of minor crops like oilseed, pulses and high-value fruit, vegetables, and development of the livestock
The Central Development Working Party has approved 13 mega-development projects conceived under the emergency program, whereas the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council is likely to accord final approval in its next meeting. The Focal Person of Prime Minister Emergency Program Muhammad Ali Talpur said that out of the total 309 billion rupees’ package, the federal government would provide 84 billion rupees while 225 billion rupees will be shared by the provincial governments. He said special measures, will be introduced for energy, water conservation, and pest management to reduce the cost of production.
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