January 28, 2014
FAISALABAD: “Pakistan needs to grow oil seeds and pulses to help alleviate poverty,” Iqrar Ahmad Khan, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) vice chancellor, said on Monday.
He was addressing a meeting of deans and directors. Stressing a need for creating awareness among farmers about latest technologies, Khan said Pakistan had a lot of room for development in oil seed and pulses.
Talking about weak areas of the sector, he said the agriculture sector also…
May 24, 2013
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed that advance tax at the rate of 5 percent in 'minimum mode' shall be levied on import of oil seeds by solvent plants to align oil seeds with edible oil imported by vegetable ghee and cooking oil manufactures in budget 2013-14.
Sources told Business Recorder here on Thursday that the FBR has forwarded this budget proposal to the Ministry of Finance for consideration in budget 2013-14. Another budget proposal is that the…
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…
December 19, 2012
Oil seeds analyst Oil World said it has cut its forecasts of the 2013 soyabean harvest in Argentina by 1 million tonnes, because of unfavourable weather disrupting sowings, but has retained its previous forecast of Brazil's crop. Oil World now forecasts Argentina will harvest 53.0 million tonnes of soyabeans in early 2013, down from 54 million tonnes it forecast in November and 56 million tonnes in October but still up from 40.5 million tonnes Argentina harvested in…
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…