CHINIOT - The present government has completely failed to provide relief for growers, Sardar Zafar Hussain, the central president of Kissan Board Pakistan, said. Addressing a meeting of growers in Jamat-e-Islami office, he said that imposition of GST would break the backbone of grower community. Moreover, he said that earning in the foreign exchange by export of rice would decrease causing loss to the government. He urged the government to adopt pro-growers policies by providing subsidy to them in order to maintain self-sufficiency in food. In another gathering of farmers, Syed Noor-ul-Hassan Shah, the president of Kissan Board Chiniot, said that farmers were facing severe artificial scarcity of fertiliser in the district. He said that fertiliser dealers were receiving Rs1,500 per 50kg against the fixed price of Rs 1,250. The Kissan Board Pakistan president said that the situation was arising out of inordinate increase in the prices of urea by the manufacturers. He alleged that the local administration was doing nothing in the regard. He urged the government to establish a monitoring team for the purpose.