PESHAWAR: For the first time in the history of the country, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become the first province to formulate a food security policy. The policy will be approved in a cabinet meeting soon.
According to details, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become the first province in the country to formulate a food security policy. The approval of the Pakhtunkhwa food security policy will be given in the cabinet meeting on Monday.
According to the documents, three different plans have been formulated for the implementation of the food security policy, the short-term plan will cover 2 to 3 years and is estimated at Rs 56 billion.
The documents state that the medium-term plan will cover 4 to 7 years at an estimated cost of Rs 109 billion, while the long-term plan will cover 8 to 10 years at an estimated cost of Rs 70 billion.
19 different measures have been proposed to increase agricultural production in Pakhtunkhwa. Under the medium-term plan, 24 different measures include the construction of small dams, repair of existing dams, expansion of command areas, and measures.
The long-term plan includes the construction of large dams, olive cultivation, and other initiatives, including agriculture and irrigation, and the responsibilities of the relevant departments, the documents said.