Rs 50 bln of projects to boost agri, livestock sectors: Sahibzada Mehboob

ISLAMABAD, Jun 25 (APP):Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan Tuesday said the federal government along with provincial governments would initiate more than Rs 50 billion of projects in agriculture and livestock sectors to increase crop, meat and milk yields and ensure profitability for farmers.

While taking part in the budget debate in the National Assembly, he said the federal budget for agriculture had been increased from Rs one billion to Rs 12 billion in the next fiscal year.
He told that before the 18th constitutional amendment, the federal budget for agriculture was as high as Rs 38 billion but now it was cut by 70 percent to Rs 20 billion.