Minister: (Govt giving top priority to agriculture sector: Dar)

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said that government was giving top priority to promote agriculture sector to achieve the growth rate of seven percent by 2017.

Inaugurating a two-day International Conference on Innovative Agricultural Financing here, he said the government will soon launch a credit facility for the farmers to boost the agricultural growth. He said the government has put the economy on the path of high growth.

He said government was taking measures to enhance agriculture yield and ensure food security by introducing best farming techniques. He said we have enhanced agriculture credit to five hundred billion rupees.

He emphasized the need for diversification of crops to compete other countries of the world. In his remarks, Minister for Food Security Sikandar Bosan urged the financial institutions to come forward with better credit facilities for farmers.

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