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December 28, 2012

پنجاب میں اس سال گندم اور چنا

لاہور28:دسمبر 2012 :پنجاب میں اس سال گندم 1کروڑ 64لاکھ ایکڑ جبکہ چنا 22لاکھ 62ہزار ایکڑ رقبہ پر کاشت کیا گیا۔چنے کی کاشت کے دوران وتر کی دستیابی اور اس کے بعد دسمبر کی بروقت بارشوں کی وجہ سے چنے کے علاقہ میں فصل کی صورت حال انتہائی تسلی بخش ہے۔یہ بات وزیر زراعت پنجاب ملک احمد علی نے اپنے دفتر میں کاشتکاروں کے ایک وفد سے گفتگو کے دوران کہی ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ گذشتہ سال بجائی کے وقت پر نمی کی کمی اور کورے میں اضافہ کے باعث چنے کی فصل تقصان سے دوچار ہوئی تاہم اس مرتبہ اﷲ کی رحمت سے کاشتکا ر بھرپور…

Rural economy growing but farming confidence still low

28 December 2012 By Olivia Midgley BUSINESS confidence in the non-farming rural sector is growing, but farmers are still struggling, according to experts. The results of the latest CLA/Smiths Gore Rural Economy Index (REI) show that optimism for non-agricultural rural businesses is up with sales, profits, investment and employment expected to be higher in 2013. CLA president Harry Cotterell said: “The outlook from the latest REI is positive for non-agricultural businesses.…

Palm oil giant fined $390m for tax evasion

JAKARTA, Dec 28: Indonesia’s Supreme Court ordered a major palm oil company to pay more than $390 million to the state for tax evasion, a judge said on Friday, in a case likely to set a precedent in the graft-ridden nation. The court found Asian Agri and more than a dozen of its subsidiaries guilty of “deliberately not filling tax forms properly between 2002 and 2005”, marking the country’s first prosecution in a major corporate tax case. Head judge Djoko Sarwoko told AFP said the company…

DAILY MARKET PRICES OF POULTRY AND ITS PRODUCTS ON 28.12.2012

SECTOR DAY OLD BROILER CHICK (RS./CHICK) BROILER LIVE EGGS (RS./KG) (RS./DOZEN) Minimum Maximum Average Minimum Maximum Average Minimum Maximum Average Rawalpindi 32 34 33 143 148 145.5 124 125 124.5 Lahore 32.5 33.5 33 136 142 139 125 126 125.5 Faisalabad 26 28 27 141.5 147.5 144.5 124 129 126.5 Multan 33 35 34 139 141 140 126 128 127 No.…

Crops’ production targets not achieved: agriculture sector

December 28, 2012 Terming the year 2012 as bleakest year for Agriculture, Agri Forum Pakistan (AFP) claimed that the sector suffered Rs 219 billion losses this year in shape of failure in attaining the production targets set for major and minor crops leading the country towards food insecurity, pushing the rural population further in to poverty, price hike of agricultural commodities and unemployment. Performance of the Punjab province remained the weakest in this regard which…

Kinnow exporters may benefit from better ties with India’

December 28, 2012 Not many Pakistanis realise that India is one of Pakistan's most important trading partners. It has been so for many years now, despite wars, terrorist attacks like Mumbai 2008, Kargil, and a host of other diplomatic and military misadventures, according to CEO Harvest Trading and Member Export, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Ahmad Jawad. Pakistani exporters could benefit from improved ties with India for increasing exports of kinnow from Pakistan…

Restoring gas supply to fertiliser plants to help reduce urea prices

RIZWAN BHATTI The government can help reduce the price of urea in the domestic market by providing adequate supply of gas to fertiliser plants from available resources, sources said on Thursday. This, they said, would reduce urea prices, besides passing on an impact of nearly Rs 24 billion per annum to farmers, reduce the government's import bill by $500 million and cutting spending on subsidies by some Rs 15-20 billion per annum. At present, fertiliser plants were not getting gas in…

MFN status to India & agriculture

December 28, 2012 According to media reports, the country is formalizing the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status for India. However, all the provinces have shown their reservations over the issue. According to farming community, both agriculture and food are highly subsidised in India while in Pakistan these are heavily taxed. As stated above, agriculture and food are highly subsidized in India while in Pakistan the farmers are slapped with taxes that make inputs costlier. Thus the…

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