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December 19, 2012

UAF Providing Human Resource to Initiate Short Training courses at Various Vocational Training Institutes in Punjab Province

Faisalabad September 18, 2012: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad will provide human resource to initiate short training courses at various Vocational Training Institutes located in rural areas of Punjab Province in collaboration with Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC). This was stated by Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan Vice  Chancellor , (UAF) while addressing the Certificate distribution ceremony of 6-day training course on “Domestic Vegetable Cultivation “ on Tuesday. Dr. Iqrar…

Impact & Scope of Dairy Technology on the economy of country and on public health

Muzzamil Hussain, Awais Raza Pioneer Dairy Technologist Students Session: 2007-2011 UVAS, Lahore   We are pioneer dairy technologist session 2007-2011. This degree has started first time in the history of Pakistan in October 2007 whereas this degree was started in India 25 years ago. In Pakistan about 25% of total home budget is expends on milk and related products in this regard, although dairy industry has proved tremendous job in stability and economy of this country but not to the…

Sufficient wheat, sugar stocks available for consumption

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 ISLAMABAD: Sufficient wheat and sugar stocks (as on December 2, 2012) of over 7.1 million tonnes and 1.26 million tonnes respectively available with the government reserves for domestic consumption. The wheat and sugar stocks during corresponding period of last year were recorded at 7.891 million tonnes and 0.775 million tonnes respectively, official sources said. The marketing year of wheat starts from May and continue till April and up to beginning of…

Fertilizer makers face over 2.7m tons production loss

December 19, 2012 By: Hassan Jawwad Fertilizer makers face over 2.7m tons production loss KARACHI - The gas supply to four Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL)-based fertilizer plants has reduced substantially as compared to already curtailed supplies of 2011. Therefore, even though there is sufficient capacity in the country, about 1.4 million tons of urea is needed to be imported during the year. All four SNGPL-based fertilizer suffered major losses as a result with Engro…

Input tax on sugar supplies FBR circular set aside

LAHORE, Dec 19: The Lahore High Court has set aside a circular issued by the Federal Board of Revenue about reducing the rate of input sales tax on local supplies of sugar from 16 per cent to eight per cent. The Gojra Samundri Sugar Mills and others had challenged a federal government notification issued under section 13(2) of Sales Tax Act 1990 and a subsequent circular issued by the FBR on May 2, 2012. They also assailed the show-cause notices issued by the Deputy Commissioner Inland…

Rice research institutes fail to deliver

December 19, 2012 LAHORE – Public sector institutes like Rice Research Institutes of Kala Shah Kaku and Dokri have failed to develop new successful and popular hybrid rice varieties during the last several decades of their existence. Currently, hybrid rice is cultivated on an area of approximately 500,000 acres in the country.  In Sindh, hybrid rice is cultivated on vast areas of land in Larkana, Jacobabad, Kandhkot, Shikarpur, Thul, Kashmore, Badin, Tando Muhammad Khan, Golarchi,…

Directorate of Agricultural Information, Punjab

   21-Sir Agha Khan III Road, Lahore. Tel: 042-99200729, 99200731, Fax: 042-99202911 HANDOUT LAHORE, December 18, 2012.Scientists of Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad have developed short duration crops resultantly area under cultivation has increased considerably. This was stated by Dr. Noor-ul-Islam, Director General Agriculture Research Punjab while addressing a seminar at Ayub Agricultural Research institute, Faisalabad. The international seminar on “Challenges and New…

Cotton production remains lower

RAHIM YAR KHAN - The figures of cotton production in Pakistan and India have been issued by Cotton Ginners Associations of both the countries, which showed that total domestic cotton production remained lower than previous year in both the countries. According to the statistics issued by Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA), the total domestic arrival of seed cotton (phutti) up to December 15 was 10,768,861 bales, 267,157 bales (2.42pc) lower than previous year. The report further…

SBP allows mills to export 500,000 MTs of sugar

December 19, 2012 The Sate Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday allowed domestic mills to export 500,000 MTs of the sugar without any quota restriction. Following the decision of the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet, the SBP also announced that contracts made in pursuance of the ECC decision of January and May this year against which sugar had not yet been exported or partially exported be immediately cancelled. Moreover, contracts made in pursuance of the ECC…

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