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November 10, 2012

Biotechnology to help cure cotton leaf curl virus

Munawar Hasan Saturday, November 10, 2012 LAHORE: Cotton leaf curl virus (CLCV) can now be cured with the help of biotechnology as a major breakthrough has been made in transferring modified genes to local varieties, said official sources here on Friday. A team of local scientists in collaboration with Canadian experts have developed a CLCV-resistant cotton plant through transgenic RNA interference (RNAi) technology. The new advancement would help neutralise the mutating strain of…

No kinnow exports before December 1: MoC

November 10, 2012 GHULAM ABBAS The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has banned export of kinnow before December 1, 2012 to ensure good quality export of the highly valued fruit while avoiding losses. The country had faced huge losses last year due to early start of exports as the consignments of kinnow were rejected by some countries. Through an SRO No 1362.(1)/2012, issued on November 8, 2012, the MoC, while making amendments to the Export Policy Order 2009, has announced that…

Growers’ problems: KBP to hold protest camp from November 13

November 10, 2012: Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has announced to hold a protest camp from November 13 to 15, 2012 in Islamabad to press the government for resolving the problems being faced by the growers. The camp is part of a movement launched by the Board entitled 'save growers-save Pakistan'. Programme in this regard had been finalised and twelve committees were working day and night to meet the growers and convince them for participation in the protest camp. KBP Central President…

AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK DATA

AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK DATA The Agriculture sector continues to play a central role in Pakistan’s economy. It is the second largest sector, accounting for over 21 percent of GDP, and remains by far the largest employer, absorbing 45 percent of the country’s total labour force. Nearly 62 percent of the country’s population resides in rural areas, and is directly or indirectly linked with agriculture for their livelihood. The Agriculture sector’s strong linkages with the rest of the…

Flood-hit landless, small farmers waiting for relief

November 10, 2012 Sindh government has yet not announce Rabi package for poor farmers who were badly affected by flash and rain floods in worst districts of Jacobabad, Kandhkot, Kashmore, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Khairpur and other rain-hit districts of Sindh in 2012. It has been revealed in a Civil Society Flood Situation Report released by Peoples Accountability Commission on Floods (PACF) here on Friday. The situation report titled 'Community Perspectives on 2012 Floods' stated that 1,018,194…

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