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Pakistan mulls peaceful use of drone technology

In order to improve the performance and boost the capabilities, Pakistan mulls over the Drone Regulatory Authority (DRA) for peaceful and effective use of remote-control surveillance technology in various fields. The DRA would allow drone technology to be used for different purposes such as research in different fields, assist in the restoration of peace, search and rescue operations, and logistics ...

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Instructions to start muskmelon cultivation in all areas of Punjab

In all areas of Punjab, muskmelon cultivation will be started from the first week of February. It can be cultivated in all types of soils, but well fertile soil having good drainage capability has considered much appropriate for its cultivation. Muskmelon varieties T96 and Ravi can be grown at 21-35°C until the end of March.

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Govt allows wheat, sugar import to check prices

The government of Punjab has “anticipated shortage of sugar towards the end of the current season in October or November 2021”. Punjab cane commissioner said despite 20% high production this year, the Punjab government was anticipating 300,000 metric tons of sugar. The crushing is in process and the clear position of stocks can only be gauged at the end of ...

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Govt to subsidize sunflower cultivation

Punjab government had announced to provide a subsidy of Rs5,000 per acre to each sunflower cultivator, stated Agriculture Director Chaudhry Abdul Hameed. Sunflower is an important and cash crop that will not only meet the domestic food requirements but also play a vital role in mitigating the financial sufferings of the growers.

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Foot and Mouth disease vaccination is Mandatory ,Livestock experts

The Livestock Department has raised awareness about the advantages of minerals in animals and launched a vaccination campaign to prevent foot-and-mouth disease in Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, and Faisalabad districts. Growers feed must be added with wheat straw bales in fodder. Animals should be protected from cold weather and cold water should not be given to them as it ...

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Instruction on urgent measures to protect onion and garlic crops from thrips

There is a danger of the thrips of onions and garlic now a days, which causes the dryness of leaves of the plants gradually shrinkage and the surface of infected leaf discourse shines bright. Farmers irrigate the crop and do not allow the plants to dry. In the natural prevention of this disease, it may also be useful to do ...

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Okra can be cultivated twice a year in February to March and June to July

Farmers are instructed to start cultivating okra by mid-February and it is recommended to cultivate a variety named “sabaz pari”. It is also desirable to use 10-12 kg seeds per acre of good germination for sowing. If it is cloudy and temperature is below 20 0 C at the time of cultivation, then Okra should not be sown as it ...

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Farmers are instructed to start melon cultivation in February

Farmers of Punjab province should start the cultivation of melon in the first week of February. Melon varieties T96 and Ravi can be cultivated at 21 to 35 degree centigrade at the end of march. Melon can be cultivated in all kinds of soil. However, fertile loamy and soil with good drainage is suitable for cultivation of melon. 1 ½ ...

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Farmers Training On Calf Fattening

Livestock Department imparted training about a calf fattening scheme to farmers at a civil veterinary hospital, Daira Din Pannah. Deputy Director Livestock, Kot Addu, Dr Abdul Hameed told the participants that the Punjab government has launched the scheme for better income opportunity for animal rearing farmers and for improving their economic condition. He said that the farmers should consult experts ...

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Cultivation of high-value crops for uplifting the economy of Pakistan: Abdul Hayi Dasti

Abdul Hayi Dasti (advisor of Punjab agriculture minister) while addressing the farming community in Multan said that concentration should be given for the cultivation of high-value crops especially oilseed crops. As it will be very helpful in uplifting the economy of Pakistan. He further added that only 10% of the land is being used for the cultivation of high-value crops. ...

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