APP – National Assembly Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research Thursday directed for implementation of “The National Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health Regulatory Authority Bill, 2017”.
The committee meeting was chaired by MNA, Malik Shakir Bashir Awan here at Parliament House.
In Committee meeting Senior Official of Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd informed the committee that ZTBL had allocated Rs. 125 billion set target for agriculture loan to farmers in year 2017-18.
He said that loan would be given to small farmers on priority in current financial year.
The official said that maximum Rs 1.5 million loan was granted to every individual farmer according to policy. He said that ZTBL had granted Rs. 80 billion loan to the farmers in Punjab and recovered Rs. 89 billion in province.
In committee meeting, MNA Captain (R) Muhammad. Safdar proposed easy loan for fish farming and animal farming to farmers in remote areas.
MNAs, Muhammad Aslam Bodla, Faqir Sher Muhammad Bilalani, Syed Iftikhar –ul- Hassan and official of Ministry of National Food Security and Research attended the meeting.