FCCI demands relief for farming community

FAISALABAD: President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) Muhammad Nawaz has called for reasonable relief to the farming community as they are contributing much to cater food requirements besides strengthening national economy.

Talking to a delegation from the University of California USA here on Monday, he said Pakistan is an agrarian country but due to environmental changes, the situation has continuously been reducing cultivable land in addition to affecting our overall agricultural production.

Professor Dr. Patrick J. Allen College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences University of California said that greenhouse effect was major cause of reduction in farm yield in Pakistan. Hence, Pakistani scientists should develop new varieties of cash crops which should be heat tolerant and can give proper yield with minimum intake of water.

Syed Zia Alamdar Hussain Senior Vice President FCCI, Professor Dr. Nancy, Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Chaudhary Talat Mehmood, Dr. Qamar Shakeel and Faisal Hasan were also present.