Punjab government announces agricultural policy, in which the subsidies have been made to reach the farmer through cash transfer. Addressing the launching ceremony of Agricultural Policy, Minister of Agriculture, Punjab, Malik Nouman Ahmed said that promotion of women and youth will be encouraged in the production process under agricultural policy. He said that the government’s farming friendly policies will increase per acre production and exports per major crop due to which the country will also get exchange rate. Government of Punjab has decided to give subsidies with interest directly to farmers through cash transfer under this policy. Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht said that increase in local production could lead to growth rate more than 7%. Irrigation Minister Punjab Mohsin Khan Leghari emphasized on efficient use of water available.