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GB Govt. launching comprehensive programme

Gilgit-Baltistan Government is launching a comprehensive programme with financial assistance of International Fund for Agriculture Development to bring a positive change in life standard of people of rural areas. The project would be completed at a cost of twelve billion rupees in seven years. Official sources said in the first …

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Cotton area up by 1.2m acres in Punjab

Special ‘Girdawri’ process for exact assessment of cotton cultivated area has been completed showing 5.56 million acre cotton area in Punjab against the target of 6 million acre but it was still up by 1.2 million acres than the previous year figure of 4.486 million acre. Punjab secretary agriculture Muhammad …

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Farm zones along CPEC suggested

Agricu­ltural zones along the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) can help earn $12 billion annually by exporting products to a neighbouring country, a leader of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said on Sunday. China imported agricultural products worth $111bn annually, including $25bn soybean oil and by-products …

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Nothing for farmers

With the recent announcement of the budget FY 2017-18, the agriculture sector has received little or no new support schemes to provide relief to the farmers. Despite the protests staged by leading farmer associations, in front of the Parliament House, on the day of budget presentation, their demands were largely …

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Tractors’ phenomenal comeback

On a modest recovery in agriculture in FY17, the tractor industry has bounced back phenomenally; as per the latest numbers released by PAMA, tractor sales and production have increased by 65 percent and 60 percent, respectively, over last year. A variety of factors have contributed to the successful rebound in …

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Agricultural productivity

Pakistan is an agricultural country. Agriculture is the mainstay of the country’s economy. According to the Pakistan Economic Survey 2016-17, the agriculture sector showed a significant growth of 3.46 percent during the current fiscal year 2016-17 as against the assigned target of 3.5 percent. During this period, there was growth …

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Growers asked to complete cotton cultivation

griculture experts have advised the growers to immediately complete cultivation of non-BT cotton crops during May for getting bumper yield. A spokesman of Agriculture Department said here Monday that month of May was the best time for cultivation of non-BT cotton varieties. Therefore, farmers should immediately complete cultivation of non-BT …

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Agriculture posts highest growth in 5 years

The agriculture sector has posted a growth of 3.46% – highest in the last five years – in fiscal year 2016-17, which greatly helped the government in achieving overall economic growth of 5.3%. After an embarrassing slowdown in agriculture growth (0.27%) in 2016, the government decided to incentivise the sector …

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