November 01, 2013
Punjab Government plans to sell 100,000 packets of different vegetables for current Rabi season across the province to promote kitchen gardening and has also panned various seminars and other programmes to create awareness amongst the masses about the benefit of kitchen gardening. Punjab Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed will chair a seminar in this regard being held on Friday at the Punjab University's Institute of Agricultural Sciences.
According to a…
October 19, 2013
Over 16.5 million acres of land would be brought under wheat crop during Rabi season in wheat growing parts of the Punjab. The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has finalised all necessary arrangements for attaining the fixed target and to obtain per acre yield of the crop.
Sources told Business Recorder that the PAD had formulated a strategy for enhancing the wheat acreage and for this purpose the department would provide full assistance and guidance to the wheat…
November 22, 2012
Wheat has so far been cultivated on an area of 200105 acres of land in the district out of the targeted 677453 acres during the current Rabi season. This was stated by the District Officer Agriculture Ch Anwar-ul-Haq while talking to APP here Wednesday. He said the target for gram crop was 180763 acres and so far it had been cultivated on 164320 acres of land. He said the field staff of the department was busy in giving expert tips to the farmers and land…
November 19, 2012
The Ministry of Industries and the fertiliser industry have jointly tailored a new urea price formula, which recommends slashing of Rs68 per MMTBU in Gas Development Surcharge (GDS), 4.7 per cent reduction in GST and provision of 200 MMCFD uninterrupted gas supply to urea plants, which will reduce the price of urea by Rs150 per bag, officials told Business Recorder.
"The Ministry of Industries has also recommended to the ECC that availability of urea…
November 16, 2012
Over 30 percent wheat sowing has been completed in Punjab whereas the government has fixed a target of 16.8 million acres for this strategic crop sowing to produce 19 million tons wheat during 2012-13 Rabi season, senior officers of agriculture department told Business Recorder here on Thursday.
They said Agriculture Department has advised the farmers to use only recommended varieties of wheat to attain maximum output under the "grow more wheat" campaign in the…