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Agriculture: ‘Oil seeds, pulses are cash crops’

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…

Oil seeds import by solvent plants: FBR proposes advance tax at five percent rate in ‘minimum mode’

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…

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…

Oil World cuts Argentine 2013 soyabean crop forecast

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…

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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