MARDAN: Kissan Board President Shaukat Chadhar stated that although agriculture was the mainstay of the nation’s economic system, farmers had been being exploited, urging the federal government to abolish tax on agricultural produce.
He was talking at a gathering of Kissan Board Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Finance secretary Sajjad Hussain, provincial president Rizwanullah, common secretary Abdul Samad Safi, the representatives of farmers from Swabi, Buner, Mansehra, Swat, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda and different districts additionally attended the assembly. Shaukat Chadhar stated the growers had been dealing with losses regardless of cultivating cash crops like tobacco and sugarcane, asking the federal government to take steps to supply aid to the growers.
He added the price of tobacco ought to be elevated as the costs of seeds and pesticides had skyrocketed within the final two years. “Interest-free loans should be provided to the farmers,” he stated. He added the federal government ought to encourage and supply steering to the farmers getting ready jaggery (gur). Shaukat Chadhar requested the federal government to decrease the electrical energy charges for tube-wells used for agricultural functions.
“We are mobilising the farmers and we will soon present the charter of demands to the government,” he stated, including that Rs50 billion put aside for the farmers ought to be spent for the betterment of the farmers.