Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated the Land Information and Management System - Centre of Excellence in Pakistan. The centre aims to address food security challenges, boost agricultural exports and transform large areas of uncultivated and low-yielding land across the country. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Chief of Army Staff, General Syed Asim Munir, as well as various ministers, state secretaries, agricultural experts and senior army personnel.
The establishment of the Land Information and Management System (LIMS) is a response to the prevailing food insecurity, mass malnutrition and rising import bills for agricultural produce in Pakistan. The national leadership, including the political, economic and military sectors, has recognised the urgency of addressing this critical problem. LIMS, a state-of-the-art system, uses innovative technologies and sustainable precision agricultural practices based on the country's agroecological potential. It aims to optimise agricultural production and provide farmers with real-time information on soils, crops, weather, water resources and pest monitoring using remote sensing and geospatial technologies. In addition, LIMS aims to streamline the agricultural sector by reducing the role of middlemen through an efficient marketing system.
The inauguration of LIMS is an important step towards improving food security, agricultural productivity and reducing dependence on food imports in Pakistan. This comprehensive approach to land management and information systems is expected to bring positive changes by harnessing the untapped potential of the country's uncultivated and underutilised land resources.
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