SCA demands Rs100b in the next budget for agri-sector

Sindh Chamber of Agriculture (SCA) community took out a protest rally in Hyderabad against the hike in prices of the agricultural inputs that brings devastation of the agricultural economy.

SCA demands Rs100b in the next budget for agri-sectorConfer to that, Sindh Chamber of Agriculture has asked the Centre and the Sindh government to allocate Rs100 billion for agriculture support package in the 2019-20 budget.

SCA President Qabool Muhammad Khatian warned that the farmers in Sindh will launch a province wide protest movement after Eidul Fitr if their demands are not accepted.

President Khatian highlights that “The conditions set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will lead to further hike in prices of agricultural inputs and destruction of the agricultural economy and the farmers.”

Moreover, Khatian lamented that the federal government has already withdrawn subsidy from fertilizer, diesel, tractors and agricultural machinery that had a negative impact on the livelihood of farmers.

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