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December 24, 2012

Carrot is cure of several ailments

December 24, 2012 RAWALPINDI: Where only rich people have access to costly medicines and treatment, nature has kept share of common man in different fruit and vegetables like carrot which has important vitamins, minerals and offers prevention against different ailments. Carrot, which is a healthy diet and energy drink, contains rich vitamin and mineral contents, besides other valuable nutrients. Doctors and health experts highlighting the effectiveness of carrot have declared it…

DAILY MARKET PRICES OF POULTRY AND ITS PRODUCTS ON 24.12.2012

SECTOR DAY OLD BROILER CHICK (RS./CHICK) BROILER LIVE EGGS (RS./KG) (RS./DOZEN) Minimum Maximum Average Minimum Maximum Average Minimum Maximum Average Rawalpindi 30 32 31 138 143 140.5 124 125 124.5 Lahore 34.5 35.5 35 126 132 129 125 126 125.5 Faisalabad 22 24 23 128.5 134.5 131.5 124 129 126.5 Multan 29 31 30 144 146 145 126 128 127…

Sugar export not feasible as world rate lowers to $518/ton

December 24, 2012 LAHORE - The sugar export has not been feasible for the millers due to very late decision of the government as the international market rates have dragged down to the domestic level of $518 per ton, industry sources said. Though the Sate Bank of Pakistan, following the decision of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet, has allowed domestic mills to export 5 million tons of sugar without any quota restriction, yet it is too late decision to earn some…

Olive cultivation to be promoted across country

December 24, 2012 A well-knitted plan has been prepared for the promotion of Olive cultivation in the country and Azad Kashmir. Overall demand of olive oil is 1.9 million tone of which 1.3 million tone was being imported from different countries for catering the domestic needs and requirements costing Rs 28 billion annually. Official sources told BR on Sunday that special attention would be focused on the promotion of Olive cultivation and necessary information and guidance are being…

Row over allocation of gas to Engro plant: ECC constitutes another committee

December 24, 2012 MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet, has constituted another committee now under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Commerce Abbas Khan Afridi to resolve a dispute between Petroleum and Water and Power Ministries over allocation of gas to Engro fertiliser plant, well informed sources told Business Recorder. Representatives of both the warring Ministries are also on the committee which has been directed to complete the task…

Irsa reduces outflow from Tarbela

December 24, 2012 The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has reduced outflow from Tarbela dam on river Indus from 30,000 cusecs to 15,000 cusecs in a couple of days, which has reduced hydel power production from Tarbela power house. According to Punjab Irrigation Engineers, 18,900 cusecs water is running in Indus river at Tarbela against the outflow of 15,000 cusecs. In the Mangla dam on river Jhelum, the inflow of water is 7,248 cusecs against the outflow of 25,000 cusecs. River…

Power supply to Punjab textile mills suspended indefinitely

December 24, 2012 HAMID WALEED Ministry of Water and Power has suspended electricity supply to the textile industry in Punjab for indefinite period. Over 80 percent of the textile industry is located in Punjab. There is no power supply to mills in Punjab for last 48 hours and there is no idea as when the ministry would restore power supply to textile mills. The industry sources told BR that APTMA Punjab has convened an emergent general body meeting on Monday (today) at the APTMA…

Leafminer Damage to Plants Leaves – Fighting Back

Controlling or Avoiding Leafminer Damage By Marie Iannotti If your plant leaves look like someone was doodling squiggly lines, you have leaf miners. Leafminers are the larvae of various beetles, flies, moths and sawflies. The adult lays their eggs on the leaf and the larvae burrow into the leaf and tunnel through it, feeding and leaving a transparent trail of where they've been. If you look closely, you can often see a dark dot at the end of one of the lines. That's the culprit at…

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