Lahore : Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr. Farrukh Javed has said that Punjab government is taking every possible step to provide maximum financial relief to the farmers. He said that government has decided to withheld collection of agriculture income tax from the farmers.
The decision was taken on the complains of farmers across the Punjab regarding complicated procedure of collection of agriculture income tax. He said that direction in this regard has been issued to all field officers and Assistant Commissioners of Revenue.
He expressed these views while talking to the delegation of farmers here today. He said that government has taken serious step to provide relief and increase of agriculture production.
The Minister said that Kisan Package of 100 billion will provide interest-free loan to five lakh farmers which helps to diminish the role of middle-man. The Minister stated that the registration of farmers regarding loans will continue till 15 November but the government will start distribution of loans soon.
The Minister directed all the field officers to ensure the implementation of notification regarding decision of withheld of agriculture income tax. The representative of farmers paid tributes to Punjab government and Minister Agriculture for their special efforts regarding agriculture income tax. They said that it will help all farmers across the province to minimize production cost and provide financial relief.