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Punjab chief minister finalises proposals for uplift of agriculture sector

LAHORE (January 04 2003) : The Chief Minister Punjab, Chaudhry Pervaiz Ellahi has finalised a number of proposals regarding promotion of agriculture sector, initiation of residential projects, eradication of unemployment and poverty alleviation through establishment of small industries in the province.

The proposals were finalised during a high-level meeting, which was also attended by Governor State Bank, Dr Ishrat Hussain, District Nazim, Mian Aamir Mehmood, Jehangir Tareen MNA, Chief Secretary Punjab and other provincial secretaries concerned.

Addressing the meeting, Pervaiz said the government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to ensure availability of resources for setting up residential projects for which negotiations are afoot with different financial institutions. After computerisation of rural land record, acquisition of loans for development purposes would become easier, he added.

Mentioning various steps for the promotion of agriculture sector, he said the provincial Irrigation Department has been directed to provide guidance to farmers to help them grow profitable crops, rather than emphasising on improving the production ratio.

During the meeting, Governor State Bank appreciated various steps taken by the newly elected government for streamlining the irrigation system in the province, which would have a long-term effect on state of agriculture in the province. He said the institutions like Small Industries Corporation should concentrate on providing necessary guidance to small industrialists.

District Nazim, Mian Aamir Mahmood briefed the participants of meeting about computerisation of rural land record and said the work completed in Lahore District would serve as a model for other districts.

Courtesy Business Recorder; Advisory Point

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