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October 17, 2012

Wheat price on rise despite adequate stocks

Amin Ahmed ISLAMABAD, Oct 17: The federal government has shown its concern over rising wheat prices despite the fact that the country has enough wheat stocks to meet demand in the current year. However, the government expressed concern about the supply and demand situation and availability of this basic food commodity to masses, the Ministry of National Food Security and Agricultural said in a research report. In view of the sound supply situation, the government has allowed the…

Prices up on slow supply of phutti

October 17, 2012: A kind of firmness again witnessed on the cotton market on Tuesday as prices started going up amid slow supply of seedcotton, experts said. Official spot rate was higher by Rs 50 to Rs 5,550, they said. In the ready business, rates were higher as the ginners preferring to hold back the fine quality to gain profit, dealers said. Approximately, 14,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 5400-5800, they said. In both the Punjab and Sindh prices of seed cotton of fine…

‘Agriculture is linchpin of economy’

KHALID ABBAS SAIF October 17, 2012: Agriculture is linchpin of the economy is to be redefined and reprioritised the broader parameters of production, harvesting, storage, marketing, and value addition by keeping in view the climatic issues, availability, quality, conservation and judicious and efficient use of water to turn around the fortunes of ordinary people of Pakistan. This was stated by UAF Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan as chief guest of an orientation ceremony…

Darawat Dam project: land acquisition issue to be resolved soon

October 17, 2012: Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Ahmed Bux Narejo has directed the executing authorities of Darawat Dam project to keep their ongoing works continue as per their schedule and assured that the matter for land acquisition pertaining to development works of project would be resolved very soon on priority basis. He also directed the Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro and Deputy Commissioner Thatta to conduct the survey of the land coming in the utilisation of Dam, ascertain its…

Farm output hike attributed to fair weather, global prices

FAZAL SHER & ABDUL RASHEED AZAD October 17, 2012: The increase in domestic farm output over the past four years may be attributed to better weather conditions, high international commodity prices as well as better knowledge of farmers. Information collected from multiple sources including farmer representatives, federal and provincial government departments, showed that earnings of the rural population with landholdings of 13 acres and above had substantially increased because of…

Pakistan is now a wheat exporting country: Zardari

October 17, 2012: The government achieved remarkable successes in the agriculture sector, wheat production in Pakistan reached highest-ever level of 25 million tons and now Pakistan is recognised as a net wheat exporting country. President Asif Ali Zardari said this in a message read out by Dr Nadeem Amjad, Member of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) on the occasion of World Food Day organised by PARC, Ministry of National Food Security & Research, in collaboration with Food…

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