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Sindh gets bumper sugarcane crop this year: Mahar




Sindh Agriculture Minister Sardar Ali Nawaz Khan Mahar has said that the Sindh province has achieved bumper sugarcane crop this year, which is above the target, a statement said on Friday. He said Rs 180 per maund has been fixed as the minimum sugarcane purchase price in Sindh for new crushing season, which will commence from November 1. The provincial Agriculture Minister said this while talking to media persons at his office in Sindh Secretariat. 

Members of Sindh Assembly, Makhdoom Rafiq-uz-Zaman and Hasnain Mirza, Sindh Secretary Agriculture, Iqbal Hussain Durrani, the Director General Agriculture Research and other notables were also present. Earlier, the minister chaired a meeting of sugarcane growers, sugar mills owners and others. The participants of the meeting presented their suggestions with regard to price of sugarcane for crushing this year. Sardar Ali Nawaz Khan Mahar said the Department of Agriculture is providing all out support to the growers to get better crop which has resulted in better per acre produce from agricultural land. 

Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2013

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