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Agricultural tools makers seek withdrawal of 16 percent GST

May 31, 2013 The manufacturers of agriculture implements and machinery have appealed to the government to withdraw 16 percent General Sales Tax (GST) on Agricultural tools and machinery for ensuring green revolution and in the interest of the industry. The imposition of GST on agricultural implements the cost of production has been increased to manifold and growers were reluctant to purchase new machinery and doing farming with traditional modes, which is a major hurdle in tracking the…

Tractors production up by 61% in eight months

May 10, 2013 ISLAMABAD: The production of tractors increased by 60.94 per cent during the first eight months of the current fiscal year over the corresponding period of last year. As many as 33,193 tractors were manufactured during July-February 2012-13 against 20,624 during July-February 2011-12, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The production however witnessed negative growth of 53.47 percent in February 2013 when compared to February 2012, the data…

Agriculture: Innovations in mechanised farming attract growers

April 21, 2013 By Imran FAISALABAD: Speakers at a Farmers Day event held on Saturday underlined the need for innovation in efforts to attract small farmers to mechanised farming and revolutionising agriculture to substantially increase crop production in the country. The event was organised by the Water Management Research Centre of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) at the Post-graduate Agricultural Research Station. Farmers from various parts of Punjab attended the…

Hydrogen-powered tractor

March 18, 2013 "This is the basis for New Holland’s Clean Energy Leader position, which includes its pioneering work with biofuels, Tier 4 low-emission technologies, biomass, the NH2 hydrogen tractor (photo) and the Energy Independent Farm concept as well as initiatives related to the Carbon footprint reduction." New Holland's experimental hydrogen-powered NH2™ tractor is a shining example of our commitment to making agricultural equipment that is at the cutting edge of innovation,…

Award of contract for tunnel-boring machines: TI Pakistan for investigation into Rs 7 billion loss

IQBAL MIRZA November 07, 2012: Expressing deep concern over the allegation of loss to exchequer of Rs7 billion in the award of contract by Wapda for two tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) for the Neelum-Jhelum project at a cost of over Rs19.5 billion without tendering, Transparency International Pakistan urged the Prime Minister to institute an inquiry against persons involved in this "mis-procurement". The contract was awarded in violation of Public Procurement Regulatory…

Smartphones and apps taking agriculture by storm

18 October 2012: Twenty-five years ago, CB radios were all the rage. Then came cell phones. Now smartphones are taking the consumer world by storm. That’s becoming true, as well, in agriculture where IT experts are dreaming up new uses for the handheld devices almost daily. Who would have thought that farmers, who tend to be independent by nature, would allow themselves to become so connected that almost anyone can reach out and touch them or send data to their phones at the push of a…

$56,000 for a 20-year-old truck?

GREG PETERSON 09/06/2012 Greg Peterson writes "Machinery Pete" column for Successful Farming magazine and appears on the Machinery Show on RFD-TV, talking about trends in the used equipment market $56,000 for a 20-year old truck? Do I even need to say I’ve been seeing auction sale prices rise here lately? Well, I have, specifically since corn and soybean prices shot up back in early August due to the difficult drought conditions this summer. So drought, but rising used equipment…

Agricultural Farm Machinery

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