Minister: Work to form company to develop agricultural sector underway

Minister of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture, Zaha Waheed responds to questions by the Economic Affairs Committee of the Parliament on July 23, 2019. (Photo/People's Majlis)

Fisheries and Agriculture Minister Zaha Waheed has said that work to form a company to develop the agricultural sector and create opportunities in the sector is being carried out.

The Minister was speaking in the “Fala Suruhee” program of Raajje TV last night when she revealed the news. She also stated that the benefits and profits from the industry cannot be maximized without marketing the products of the industry.

Under the company, collection centers will be formed and a system to connect the sector will be established and numerous benefits will be brought to farmers, said the Minister.

Photo of a farmer watering the crops in A.A Thoddoo. (Sun File Photo)

“In truth, farmers and agriculture workers do not get the full benefits from the industry.” said the Minister.

The Minister also stated that the advantages of slashing the duties of some agricultural products and equipment were still not fully visible. So, the Ministry was working with STO to form another system that will bring the full benefits of agriculture to farmers.