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July 31, 2012

REAP membership: BGA supports new move

July 31, 2012: Basmati Growers Association (BGA) has strongly supported the idea of ending the mandatory condition of a rice exporter's being member of the Rice Exporters Association (REAP) and claimed it will result in increasing exports and the number of exporters. The mandatory membership condition must go and the shackles should be broken for good to free rice exports from unnecessary restrictions and hurdles. The stagnation in rice exports, especially the reduction in Basmati exports…

Water, power, agriculture sectors: KBP for convening APC to create national consensus

July 31, 2012: Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) Central President Sardar Zafar Hussein has proposed to convene an 'All Parties Conference' (APC) to create a national consensus to save the dying agricultural sector and for immediate construction of new dams to resolve the issues of water and power. Sardar Zafar in an open letter to all the political, social leaders and the masses have alleged that unjustifiable long load shedding and high prices of diesel and electricity and lower rainfall had…

‘Growth relatively low due to government’s anti-agriculture policies’: President’s claim disputed

FAZAL SHER July 31, 2012: Bodies representing the farm community have disputed President Asif Ali Zardari's claim that government policies have resulted in higher agriculture growth maintaining that growth in agriculture sector has been relatively low due to anti agriculture policies of incumbent government. The government has failed to achieve 3.4 percent growth target of agriculture sector during 2011-2012 because of less than estimated growth in major crops including wheat and…

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