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December 31, 2010

Flood-hit farmers’ protest today

ISLAMABAD (December 31, 2010): A large number of farmers demanding a comprehensive post-flood agricultural rehabilitation package from the government, will stage a protest on December 31 (Friday). ActionAid in solidarity with Pakistan Kissan Ittehad (PKI) and Sustainable Agriculture Action Group (SAAG) would raise voice to support thousands of flood-hit food growers. The small land-holder farmers from Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan would come together at China…

First winter rain gives boost to rabbi crops

By: M RAFIQUE GORAYA LAHORE (December 31, 2010) : The widespread two-day rains in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa have given boost to wheat, lintels, grams, oil seeds, fodder , vegetables and maize crops, agriculture experts told Business Recorder here on Thursday. Director General Agriculture Extension Services, Dr Anjum Ali said that the two provinces have got exactly what they needed most, ie rain at a time when irrigation canals have been closed for the month long annual repairs and…

27 % agri credit disbursement target achieved

RIZWAN BHATTI KARACHI (December 31, 2010) : Commercial and Specialised banks have achieved 27 percent target of agricultural credit disbursement during first five months of current fiscal year 2010-2011 (FY11). However, year on year basis the disbursement during the period has posted a decline of 10 percent. In absolute terms, disbursement of credit to the agriculture sector decreased by Rs 7.95 billion to Rs 73.157 billion in July-Nov, 2010 when compared with total disbursement of Rs…

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