Altaf Hamid Rao.
MUZAFFARABAD/ MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : Agricultural Research Institute will be established in Azad Jammu and Kashmir for the progress of the agricultural sector of the state. Decision has been taken to add the project in the list of the projects which are in the pipeline under the federal government.
AJK Secretary Agriculture and Livestock Shahid Mohiuddin Qadri met with the Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan on Thursday. It was decided during the meeting that PARC will fully cooperate with the AJK department of agriculture in its efforts for reforms and promotion of agriculture in the state. PARC will also provide its services to AJK agriculture department for the growth of the seeds of various fruits and vegetables. Secretary Agriculture briefed the Chairman PARC regarding the ongoing projects at the occasion.
Speaking at the occasion, Chairman PARC said that the Agricultural Research Institute in AJK will be added in the list of the projects which are in the pipeline of the federal government. PC 1 will be sent to the federal government promptly so that vegetables and crops can be harvested in AJK under latest research according to the environment of the state. It will help in fulfilling the food requirements at local level side by side in other adjacent areas, he added.
Secretary Agriculture, Shahid Mohiuddin said that AJK has rich potential in agriculture. Production can be enhanced through the utilization of the latest machinery side by side focusing on research. AJK will get benefit from the experiences and services of PARC, he further said.