Kisan Board declared “Kisan Relief Package 2015” unsatisfactory
Multan: (Septamber 18, 2015) Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has recently announced “Kisan Relief Package 2015” worth of 341 billion rupees but Kisan board declared it unsatisfactory
While expressing his thoughts on “Kisan Relief Package 2015” the president of Kisan board Sadiq Khan Khaqwani, Senior Vice president Sarfraz Ahmad Khan, General Secretary Malik Muhammad Ramzan, Vice President Arslan Khan Khaqwani said it is useless to provide subsidy in shape of 5000 rupees per acre to rice and cotton growers having up to 12.5 acres land. Apart from that 500 hundred rupees subsidy on fertilizer bag will also not fulfill their demands. They said that government should take back the sales tax implemented on the agricultural drugs and fertilizers hence ultimately the prices of these products will be lowered.
They also said that expensive LNG will make the prices of agricultural products high. They also demanded that for tube wells the price of electricity unit should be 8.85 rupees and government should also introduce interest free loan scheme for farmers.