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May, 2018

  • 24 May

    Punjab approves act to protect farmers

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    The Punjab Assembly has approved Punjab Agriculture Markets Regulatory Authority Act (PAMRA), which will replace the decades-old existing system in the province. Agriculture Punjab Secretary Muhammad Mahmood has said that the previous law was very restrictive and discouraged competition. PAMRA will pave the way to increase competition in agriculture produce …

  • 22 May

    Is Pakistani Agriculture Ready for CPEC

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    The basmati rice grown in Pakistan’s Punjab province is long and slender-grained. It is aromatic, fluffy when cooked and, in classic Pakistani dishes, pairs well with lentil and gravies made from chickpea flour and spices. At market, it draws double the price, if not more, of non-basmati, long-grain rice varieties. …

  • 21 May

    Wheat procurement campaign continues in Punjab

    FAISALABAD/MIANWALI (APP): Wheat procurement campaign is continuing successfully in Punjab. Food department in Faisalabad said that it has achieved 43.55 percent wheat procurement target so far by purchasing 2,327,902 bags of wheat during recent drive in Faisalabad division. A spokesman of Food department said here on Friday that 3,637,979 bags …

  • 21 May

    Pakistan to take up controversial Kishanganga Dam with World Bank

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    WASHINGTON: A four-member delegation from Pakistan headed by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali is due to visit Washington next week to apprise the top World Bank officials about Pakistan’s serious concern over the Kishanganga hydro power project that was inaugurated this week. Talking to media men at the Pakistan Embassy …

  • 20 May

    Pakistan at bottom of agri R&D spending in South Asia

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    Agriculture Economist, World Bank, Pakistan, Hans GP Jansen, has said that in Punjab yield gaps in major crops is hazardously high and yields are 30-50percent low in the neighbouring countries of the region, reasoning that Pakistan is at the bottom of agricultural R&D spending which is lower in South Asia …

  • 16 May

    Pakistan’s Agriculture Efficiency is Among the Worst in the World

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    According to a report, Pakistan’s agricultural product efficiency lies between 29% and 52%, which is very low as compared to the rest of the world. Pakistan vs the World Wheat Pakistan generates only 3.1 tons of wheat from one hectare as compared to France which produces 8.1 tons of wheat …

  • 15 May

    Neelum-Jhelum Project Becomes the World’s Most Expensive Hydel Project Ever

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    The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved 31 projects worth a staggering Rs 713 billion and with that the Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project has become one of the most overbudget and delayed power projects in the world. The cost of electricity from the project is said to cost an unbelievable Rs …

  • 14 May

    Cotton prices under pressure

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    KARACHI: Cotton market closed easy on Saturday due lack of buying interest. Shortage of quality lint and poor demand from spinners kept cotton prices under pressure, thereby creating lacklustre conditions. Cotton prices during the week on ready counter recorded a fall of Rs300 per maund, with the result both Sindh …

  • 13 May

    Bank Alfalah and Engro Fertilizers Partner to Launch Financing Program for Farmers

    Bank Alfalah and Engro Fertilizers have signed an agreement as part of the Agri Value Chain Financing Program for the current Kharif season, a statement said on Tuesday. The seasonal facility will be available for the growers registered with Engro Fertilizers in the project “Rahbar” and will benefit the farmers …

  • 4 May

    Rice cultivation schedule released

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    FAISALABAD – Agriculture department has released schedule for rice cultivation. According to a spokesman of Agriculture department, the best time for the cultivation of rice varieties ARI-6, KS-282, KSK-133 and NIAB ARI-9 falls between May 25 to June 7 whereas Super Basmati can be cultivated from May 25 to June …