May 01, 2013
M RAFIQUE GORAYA
The Punjab Provincial Co-operative Bank Ltd (PPCBL) has allocated Rs 2.5 billion for advancing loans to small farmers for sowing, growing and maturing the Kharif crop 2013. The bank has started disbursement of loans with immediate effect. This was stated by Punjab Secretary Co-operative, Dr Amir Ahmad who gave approval to the new loan disbursement policy for Kharif crops here on Tuesday.
He said the PPBCL would continue issuing loans till 30th June…
April 06, 2013
Disbursement of agricultural credit for Kharif crops through 'One Window Operation' has been started by Zari Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL). A spokesman of Punjab Agriculture Department has advised farmers to get benefit by the facility of loan disbursement through One Window Operation and purchase agricultural inputs for Kharif crops in time to get more income.
The spokesman said that farmers holding up to 25 acres irrigated and 50 acres Barani land are eligible to get…
January 15, 2013
The Punjab Provincial Co-operative Bank Ltd (PPCBL) recovered Rs 1.24 billion Kharif crop 2012 loans till January 10, 2013, Registrar Co-operatives Punjab Dr Arshad Mahmood said here on Monday. He said the co-operative bank advanced Rs 1.22 billion agriculture loans among 49,729 farmers through 7741 co-operative societies for sowing, maturing Rabi crops till 10th January.
The bank has earmarked Rs 2.30 billion for giving loans to small farmers for Rabi crops 2012-13…
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…
October 24, 2012: Farmers are advised to harvest Kharif crops, including cotton in time so that sowing of Rabi crops, especially wheat may become possible without delays, Met office has said. The office in its 10-day advisory urged the farmers of Barani areas to remove weeds to prepare fields for incoming Rabi crops. "Farmers are advised to cultivate winter vegetables in time so that present soil moisture may fully be utilised," it said.
It said the most suitable time for sowing of wheat…