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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…

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