Innovative, modern farming solutions stressed

STAFF REPORT RWP: Punjab Governor Muhammad Sarwar has said that the upcoming era is the arena of competitive struggles and it is necessary to extirpate the inglorious evils of hunger, famine, maladies, deprivation and destitution.

Addressing the 15th convocation of Pir Mehr Ali Shah PMAS-AAUR, he said being an agrarian economy Pakistan needs innovative and modern solutions in agriculture not only for the development and prosperity, but also for food security of its people.

This university, he said, should continue striving hard to develop new technologies by generating practical knowledge and its use, with special emphasis on water harvesting and conservation, which is the lifeline of agriculture sector in such areas.

A total of 1,721 students were awarded degrees.

Earlier, university VC Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad in his welcome address informed the gathering that university has converted its research farm at Chakwal Road into a Model Farm with provision for collecting rain water into small reservoirs.

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