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August 17, 2012

Water outflows from Tarbela, Mangla: provinces may be asked to effect canal closure

MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN August 17, 2012: Federal government is likely to request provinces for staggering canal closure to maintain maximum outflow from Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs, well informed sources told Business Recorder. Minister for Water and Power, Ahmad Mukhtar has convened inter provincial meeting here on Friday (today) regarding canal closure during December 2012, January and February 2013, three months before the closures starts. However, analysts believe that convening of a…

PARB approves Rs 450 million for research projects

ZAHID BAIG August 17, 2012: Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) has approved Rs 450 million for the year 2012-13 to fund high priority research projects in Crops, Livestock, Forestry and Fisheries sectors under Competitive Grant System (CGS). The budget will be utilised to run ongoing as well as to fund 30 news projects. PARB shall allocate 70% of its available funds on CGS with open merit while 30% shall be funded on emerging high priority issues through Board approval. Approval…

Grain growers warned to bolster biosecurity

The Department of Agriculture and Food says it is concerned Western Australian grain growers are risking outbreaks of pests and diseases because of inadequate biosecurity practices. The department asked more than 130 growers to undertake a biosecurity self-assessment, which it says shows too many farmers were not properly managing the movement of people on their properties. The department's Jeff Russell says growers are more regularly having visitors come to their properties, which can be…

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