Minister Planning and Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani has said that the security safety and development of poor male and female farmers of Sindh has always remained the first priority of PPP government.
“We allotted thousands hectors of irrigated land to indigent farmers in previous government and passed resolution for writing off interests on agricultural borrowings,” he said while addressing an inaugurating ceremony of a project named Improved Land Tenancy in Sindh.
The project was started with donation and assistance of European Union and food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation in a hotel here in Karachi. It is noteworthy to mention here Sindh Government has launched this project to tackle the problems of water and food shortage and to enhance relationship between male and female farmers and landlords.
By this program 504 farmer field schools and women opening schools will be started to train female farmers about economical utilization of scare water food and natural resources for improved livelihoods and poverty alleviation in Sindh.
Under this project some 4800 informal tenancy agreements will be signed for strengthening relationship between landlords and farmers. This four year project has been designed to assist around 12600 household in eight districts of Sindh i.e Dadu, Larkano, Jamshoro, Matiyari, Mirpur Khas, Sujawal, Tando Allahyar and Tando Muhammad Khan.
Minister Planning and Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani appreciated European Union and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for supporting Government of Sindh in water sector improvement program, building the resilience of farming communities in face of natural disasters, improvement in farm productivity and income generation. It will indeed contribute to responsible land and water governance and help the government and land users to address challenges they face regarding agriculture production and natural resource management he concluded.