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Govt to organise workshop on ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’

By News desk Balochistan has kicked off tree plantation drive to plant 4.2 million trees in the current year under the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative of 10 Billion Tree Tsunami (10BTT) programme to promote greenery and reduce challenges and impacts of global warming in the country. According to a provincial forest department official, around 0.2 million trees were planted across the province under the ‘Plant For Pakistan’ in the spring plantation drive which was started from Friday.…

Edible oil production increases 1.39 percent in first half of FY 2020-21

ISLAMABAD: Domestic production of cooking oil during first half of current financial year increased by 1.39 percent as compared the production of corresponding period of last year. During the period from July December 2020-21, about 217,441 tons of cooking oil manufactured as compared the manufacturing of 214,989 tons of same period of last year, according the provisional quantum indices of Large Scale Manufacturing Industries (LSMI) for December 2020 released by Pakistan Bureau of…

Washington: Kitchen gardening tips shared in free virtual program

WASHINGTON — Enya Cunningham, farm manager for Helmstead Farm in town, will lead a free, virtual presentation Thursday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. The program, Kitchen Gardening 101 program, is offered through Gunn Memorial Library. In her presentation, Cunningham will give her best tips, tricks, and practices for starting a kitchen garden. She will teach viewers about seed starting techniques and the best timetables to start seeds for crops like tomatoes and peppers. To register and obtain the…

Rural economy growth: FPCCI chief for clustered mapping of agriculture sector

February 05, 2015 - BR Report - Pakistan can earn easily 300 million dollars foreign exchange from kinnow export, subject to formulate proper policy on the lines of Florida and Australian oranges. Exchange reserves in the country may be increased by the seedless production of kinnow in the future? Chairman Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Ahmad Jawad said. Jawad emphasised that the govt should focus on the clustered mapping of agriculture sector for…

Bosan for improving agriculture production on scientific lines

February 04, 2015 ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Tuesday stressed the need to improve agriculture production system on scientific lines to enhance sustainable food production and to meet present and future demands for food in the country. “This can be done by adopting innovative agricultural practices, improved technologies and sustainable soil management techniques”, the minister said addressing a day-long seminar on…

Cotton market: rates firm up amid improved demand

February 04, 2015 - BR Report - Fresh demand by mills and spinners, helped the rates to hold present levels, dealers said on the cotton market on Tuesday. The official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 4,750, dealers said. In the ready session, trading activity improved slightly, as about 5000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 3450 and Rs 4950, they said. The seed cotton rates in Sindh at Rs 1600 and Rs 2300, in Punjab prices were at Rs 1700 and Rs 2500, they said. According to the…

APTMA chief condemns ‘malicious’ drive of ST Department

February 04, 2015 - BR Report - Chairman APTMA S M Tanveer has condemned the Sales Tax Department of the FBR for launching malicious campaign against the textile industry, saying that all such tactics would damage the business environment in the long run. Referring to a malicious campaign of releasing frivolous information along with specific names of textile mills in leading newspapers by the Directorate of Investigation, he said Minister Finance Ishaq Dar should take stock of the…

WB country director calls on CM

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - The news - COUNTRY Director of the World Bank in Pakistan Rachid Benmessaoud called on Shahbaz Sharif here Monday. Ongoing projects in various sectors, including energy with the cooperation of World Bank were discussed in the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister commended the cooperation of World Bank in energy, education, health, agriculture, irrigation and other sectors of social development. He said the programmes for the provision of…

Pakistan trade deficit with India stands at Rs 2.582b in Jan

By Mahmood Idrees  February 3, 2015 - Costom Today - LAHORE: Pakistan Customs Land Freight Unit Wagha border Lahore has collected Rs 483 million revenue during January 2015 in the head of sales tax, duty tax and income tax. As per available documents, Pakistan Customs has collected Rs 136531603 as duty tax, Rs 163204931 as sales tax, Rs 11518345 as additional sales tax and Rs 171171410 as income tax during one month. On the other hand, Pakistan and India made trade worth…

Improving quality of horticulture products: CABI, PARC and PFVA sign MoU for collaboration

February 03, 2015 - N H Zuberi - The CAB International (CAB), Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) have joined hands to improve the quality and standard of horticulture products in Pakistan and to dealing with rising pets issues with fruits and vegetable. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the three organisations including CAB International, which is an…

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