Syed Fakhar Imam, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, says Cotton Cluster Villages will soon be introduced to promote the crop and ensure modern technology. Cotton is a highly profitable crop that creates jobs and strengthens the economy of the country. He revealed that one million bales generated Rs 97.5 billion.
The government has set a target of 10 million bales in the current season, he said. The Government is planning to introduce cotton cluster villages that would comprise two to four union councils in multiple regions. To motivate other farmers, modernized farming techniques would also be introduced to these cluster villages. According to Fakhar Imam, the government would also work to drive pure seeds that have a high resistance to climate change and pests.