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Footprints: Starvation to stave off

THAR has been in the limelight since early this year, but for all the wrong reasons. Its people, mostly the underprivileged communities of the Meghwars, Bheels and Kohlis, are enduring harsh conditions that are prompting large-scale migration in search of access to food and fodder for their livestock. Mohammad Hussain Khan - Dawn - By Oct 30, the journey of Nanji Bheel, in his late 70s, had entered the fourth day as he led the caravan of his family and other residents of his village…

Meeting water need of Kharif crops: Irsa stops filling Mangla Dam

August 25, 2014 M RAFIQUE GORAYA - BR Report - The Indus River System Authority has stopped filling the Mangla Dam on the river Jhelum due to low flows in the rivers and to meet irrigation needs of the provinces to grow, mature and harvest the strategic cash crops including rice, cotton, sugarcane, vegetables, fodder and orchards. The Punjab Irrigation department officials told Business Recorder here on Sunday that the dam is still 10 ft below its maximum level. However, Irsa has…

Rabi season 2012-13

December 26, 2012 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The Punjab Irrigation Department has started closing its irrigation canals taking off from rivers Indus, Jhelum and Chenab for a month long desilting of the waterways during Rabi 2012-13 , Punjab Irrigation Regulator Engineer M H Siddiqui told Business Recorder here on Tuesday. He said in view of limited irrigation water needs of the provinces, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has reduced water releases from Tarbela dam on river Indus to 15,000…

Punjab asks to prefer irrigation over hydro-power generation

November 19, 2012 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The Punjab government called upon the federal government to give preference to sowing, growing and maturing the strategic Rabi 2012-13 season crops including staple food wheat in the use of available water in the dams rather than generation of hydro-power during the winter period, Punjab Irrigation officials told BR. They said the federal government called a meeting of provincial irrigation canal regulators in Islamabad to formulate a…

Punjab sugar mills to begin crushing after November 26

November 19, 2012 Though under the Sugar Factories Control Act 1950, the sugarcane crushing season should start in October yet with the exception of a few sugar mills, over 40 plus sugar mills in Punjab have postponed the crushing till November 26 after (10th of Muharram), industry sources told Business Recorder on Sunday. They said majority of the sugar mills have lit their boilers but they have not started the crushing process despite the fact that the Punjab government…

First winter rain gives boost to rabbi crops

By: M RAFIQUE GORAYA LAHORE (December 31, 2010) : The widespread two-day rains in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa have given boost to wheat, lintels, grams, oil seeds, fodder , vegetables and maize crops, agriculture experts told Business Recorder here on Thursday. Director General Agriculture Extension Services, Dr Anjum Ali said that the two provinces have got exactly what they needed most, ie rain at a time when irrigation canals have been closed for the month long annual repairs and…

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