Policy under revision for optimum cotton produce: Dawood

MULTAN, May 2 (APP)::Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production, and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said that all possible resources would be utilized for
revival of cotton sector.

He said that efforts were underway to enhance cotton production and achieve 15 million cotton bales’ target set for next year. He chaired a meeting here and interacted with media during his visit to cotton research institute government of Punjab on Thursday.

He urged the growers to produce contamination free cotton in order to fetch better prices from the international market.

Razak Dawood highlighted that many agreements were signed with China in the second phase of free trade during the recent visit of Prime minister Imran Khan. He added that the government was revising policies in this regard so that maximum cotton sowing could be ensured in the country and growers do not to shift to other crops.

To a question, he said that the government was well aware about the problems of the growers and assured that all the issues would be resolved soon.

Director cotton research institute government of Punjab, Dr Saghir said that provincial government was taking steps for getting better cotton produce adding that high temperature and shortage of water were two main factors which reduced cotton produce.

He said that Punjab government was focused on availability of certified cotton seeds, pesticides, training of growers as well as clean cotton picking.

On the occasion Vice Chancellor Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, University of Agriculture, Dr Asif Ali, agriculture officials, growers and others were also present.