Agriculture master plan drawn up to boost state revenue


SHAH ALAM, AUG 9: The State Government is actively formulating an agricultural master plan for the next 10 years, with long-term agricultural development initiatives.

Infrastructure, Public Amenities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-Based Industries Exco Zaidy Abdul Talib said the plan consists of initiatives to increase the state’s agricultural produce.

“In principle, this master plan outlines a few matters that need to be reviewed and studied, especially efforts to increase agricultural output.

“This includes agricultural products for vegetables, cattle, broilers and aqua-culture food,” he said in a statement.

Selangor has previously been the highest Gross Domestic Product contributor to the country with 5.2% contribution from agriculture.

The earnings encouraged Menteri Besar Dato ‘Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to approve a RM31.6 million budget for agricultural development programmes.


Zaidy said the provision encourages modern agricultural initiatives which are in line with the 2016 Budget theme, Smart Selangor.

In a similar development, Zaidy said the State Government has also implemented the Youths Agro Programme for those aged between 18 and 40 years old.

The initiative was created as the State Government’s commitment to help young people get directly involved in the state’s agriculture.

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