June 30, 2014- BR Report
Government has decided to grant Rs10 billion subsidy on Nitrogenic and Phosphoric fertilisers, which include Urea and DAP to facilitate the farmers, besides boosting up per acre yield in Punjab, said Punjab Minister Chaudhry Abdul Waheed Arain. The minister hoped that Pakistan would produce more than 15 million bales during this season because farmers are availing the facility of subsidised fertilisers.
The government has given top priority to agricultural…
May 13, 2014- BR Report
Former Member, FBR and Jamaat-e-Islami's think-tank on economic affairs Sarfraz Ahmed Khan has said that the shortage of chemical fertilizer for rice crop would bring down cultivation of rice and raise its price, adding to the problems of the masses.
In a statement on Monday he said that the government's ad-hoc policy to run power plants by gas after suspending gas supply to fertilizer plants would create serious shortage of chemical fertilisers, especially Urea…
January 03, 2013
Punjab Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmed Ali has said that legislative process regarding pesticides, fertilisers and seed act would be completed in consultation with all stakeholders in the Punjab province soon.
He stated this while presiding over a high level meeting on Wednesday, which was attended by Member Provincial Assembly Tahir Ahmed Sindhu, Secretary Agriculture Punjab Azmat Ali Ranjha, former Federal Secretary Food and Agriculture Zia-ur-Rehman, former…
Thu Nov 08 2012
Excess usage of fertilisers and pesticides in the state over the past few decades, in a bid to improve crop yield, has led to deterioration in quality of the soil, UP Agriculture Minister Kuwar Anand Singh said here today.
Speaking at a conference on sustainable technologies in promoting the agriculture sector, Anand said, “I was in active politics 40 years ago too, and wherever I went, people used to ask just one question: how can we increase the produce? Even we…
October 30, 2012: Agriculture Forum Pakistan Chairman Muhammad Ibrahim Mughal has drawn the attention of the government and Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) towards duties on export of molasses discouraging its export in the benefit of local ethyl alcohol manufacturers causing a loss of Rs 10 billion to the country.
Talking to Business Recorder here on Monday, Mughal alleged that a cartel of local ethyl manufacturers have manipulated duties on export of molasses. He…