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DAP import: No breakthrough in talks on fertiliser subsidy claims

ISLAMABAD: A meeting between fertiliser importers and government officials remained inconclusive on Monday as the latter sought two more weeks to resolve the problems arising out of delay in settling subsidy claims on the import of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP). Ministry of National Food Security and Research Secretary Abid Javed chaired the meeting, which was attended by officials of the Federal ...

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DAP import: FBR fails to devise subsidy payment plan

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), even after the lapse of two months, has failed to devise a mechanism for the disbursement of fertiliser subsidy on the import of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP). A notification to this effect was issued by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research on June 25, 2016, in line with the Finance Bill 2016 for ...

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As the urban corn cob vendors disappear gradually from the streets, farmers in Sindh get doubtful of getting returns on the grain, and prefer growing it only as fodder grass. The promise of higher returns is what prompts their decision.

Majority of the growers in Sindh have planned to produce the maize crop for fodder. Their justification is that they receive higher returns on grass, compared to the grain, the demand for which has fallen considerably. Maize has been the most common and oldest grains consumed widely in rural areas. That is why traditional people believe who were growing a ...

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Punjab Govt to give schoolgirls four hens

ISLAMABAD: Schoolgirls in Pakistan will be given poultry to care for in an initiative partly aimed at teaching them about the kitchen, officials said, raising the eyebrows of women’s activists across the country. Punjab officials said that the government will initially be providing girls in 1,000 primary schools with four hens, one cock, and a cage. Naseem Sadiq, head of ...

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Growers urged to use bio-slurry as organic fertilizer

The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has once again directed the cotton growers to carry out twice a week ‘pest scouting’ of their crops and consult local agricultural experts for selection of pesticides in case attack of white fly, Jassid and mealy bug crosses the economic threshold. In an advisory issued here on Tuesday, the department said that the crop has ...

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Why it is so important to keep the farmers updated?

Agriculture is the root of Pakistan as more than 60 percent of the population of country is associated with agriculture. Twenty-two percent share of agriculture in national GDP. The cotton, wheat, and rice produced in Pakistan has special importance in international market and the country get foreign exchange. Nevertheless, the agricultural sector’s growth is very slow. We are producing more ...

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Poultry sector demands subsidy of Rs20 per kg

Lahore: The poultry sector’s high costs have forced the industry to seek help. As a result, Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Chairman Rai Mansab Ali has asked the government to provide a relief package. At a press conference, Ali said that the cost of the poultry sector is already high due to load shedding. According to Ali, the broiler average rate ...

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Success Story: Milking money in the dairy farm business

FAISALABAD: Eight years ago, after graduating from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Basharat Jaspal decided to try his luck in retail business. Today, when he looks back, he feels it was one of the best decisions of his life. Jaspal started a dairy farm with five buffaloes and climbed the success ladder. Within eight years, he became the owner of ...

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District livestock officer Faisalabad raided the fake cotton seed cake making factory

Faisalabad (News views service) District livestock officer Faisalabad Dr. Saliha Gull with her team has raided Ali cotton seed cake and oil mill located at tandlinawala and caught red handed guilty person making fake cotton seed cake. That factory has been already sealed several time but owner open the factory by breaching law. Whenever Department livestock with other district departments ...

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Promoting export: Two-day mango festival staged in Morocco

The Ministry of Agriculture Morocco also collaborated with the Embassy of Pakistan through participation of representatives of local agriculture chambers. KARACHI: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) organised a two-day ‘Pakistan Mango Festival’ in Morocco from August 7-8, 2016. The main event of the festival was preceded by the public tasting event held in four cities of Morocco simultaneously, ...

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