An awareness Session on ‘Drip Irrigation and Tunnel Farming’ was recently organized, in accordance with ABL’s corporate strategy to support sustainable development avenues for the farmers and agriculturists in Baluchistan Province, on 12th March, 2020 at Pishin in DC Rest House. The session was attended by the leading agriculturists, farmers, community leaders, businessmen, members of Zamindaran Action Committee Baluchistan, State Bank of Pakistan Quetta Team, Baluchistan Agriculture Department Team, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pishin.
Bashir Bangulzai, Director Agriculture Department, Govt. of Baluchistan and his team, who are considered experts in the field; along with Amjad Ali Imran, Chief Manager (State Bank of Pakistan, Quetta) addressed the session whereby they highlighted the importance of Drip Irrigation especially in the water scare area such as Baluchistan. He also appreciated ABLs’ efforts towards financial inclusion of country’s relatively underdeveloped areas in Balochistan Province.
Bari Tareen, Chairman Zamindaran Action Committee, Baluchistan and member of SBP Agriculture Credit Advisory Committee also addressed the session and called upon the farmers to use the technique to save water for future generations. He thanked ABL for arranging such an informative session for the farmers of Baluchistan Province. Also speaking on the occasion, Haji Wali Muhammad an agriculturist and Tribal Leader emphasized on the need for applying innovative farming methods to enhanced crop yield so that the farmers could reap benefit and uplift their living standards. He also appreciated SBP and ABL’s efforts for arranging such informative sessions in the Province.
Munawar Raza Shah, Group Head, BSG South 1 & Abdullah Regional Head, CRBG Quetta thanked the participants and also reiterated the Bank’s commitment to provide state of the art solutions to the farmers to increase their produce. Syed Sajid Ali Shah, Divisional Head Agri also addressed the audience and shared the initiatives taken by the Bank for the overall benefit of the people of Baluchistan which includes various steps under ABL’s CSR philosophy.