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January 2010

Rabi crops: water shortage reduced to 50 percent: Irsa

M RAFIQUE GORAYA LAHORE (January 31 2010): The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has informed the provinces that due to abnormally low flows in the four live rivers of the country since October 2009, there would be unprecedented 50 percent shortage of irrigation water for the 2010 Rabi crops, Consultant Irrigation Punjab M H Siddiqui told Business Recorder here on Saturday. He said Irsa which distributes water among the four provinces has told Punjab government that instead of 8 million…

Fruit and vegetable exports up

ISLAMABAD (January 28 2010): Fruit and vegetable exports from the country have increased by 68.69 percent and 117.54 percent, respectively during the first half of current financial year, 2009-10. According to the data released by the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS), fruit export from the country during the last six-month July to December 2009 was increased by 68.69 percent. During the period July to December as bout 292,578 metric tons fruit was exported and $116.11 million was included…

US to help boost agri sector

ISLAMABAD (January 28 2010): The US Consulate General Lahore, Bryan D Hunt, on Wednesday said that his country would support Pakistan in the development of agriculture related technology to boost the productivity and improve farmers’ income and for prosperity of Pakistan. He said this while addressing the orientation course held for the participants of newly inducted Mobile Credit Officers (MCOs) of Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL), here on Wednesday afternoon. Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf,…

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