Punjab govt to provide farmers with smart phones: E-agriculture scheme
Punjab government is to give 75,000 smart phones in first phase to the farmers. The smart phones will be provided to the farmers under E-agriculture scheme. The announcement was made by Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Provincial Minister for Finance while she was presiding the 13th meeting of steering committee of scheme.
Ayesha added that economy of province greatly depends upon the agriculture, so this is the reason government is taking steps to improve production and contentment of farmers.
While briefing meeting, Provincial Minister of Finance explained that smart phones will ease farmers to access necessary information regarding receipt and payment of loans under online system, pesticides, taking care of crops protection against seasonal effects and increase in production.
Meeting was attended by Chief Planning and Evaluation Cell of Agriculture Department Mahmood Akhter Rana, Member Punjab Agriculture Commission, representatives of National Rural Support Programme, Punjab Land Record Authority, National Bank of Pakistan, Agriculture Development Bank, Tameer Bank, NRSP Bank, Akhuwat, State Bank and Bank of Punjab.
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