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President emphasises enhanced insurance coverage for agri sector
December 09, 2022

President Dr Arif Alvi has called upon all relevant stakeholders to maximize their efforts to increase the percentage of insurance coverage in the agriculture sector.

During a meeting on Crop Insurance organized by Federal Insurance Ombudsman in Islamabad, the president said crop insurance is essential for ensuring the food security of the country as well as the financial vitality of the farmers.

The President said crops insurance and related matters should be included in the curriculum of Higher Education Institutions to sensitize and equip students regarding the importance of crop insurance.

He stressed the need to set up innovative technologies in the agriculture sector including vertical farming, conservation of water, weather-resistant seeds and crops in a controlled environment, which although required minimum investment but gave maximum benefits.