Monday, 19 November 2012
By Dr Aamer Irshad
LAST year, the agricultural sector achieved a growth rate of 3.1 per cent against the target of 3.4 per cent.
Low production of wheat and some minor crops was the main cause of missed targets despite better harvests of some major crops like cotton, sugarcane and maize along with satisfactory performance by the livestock sector.
Bad weather and floods predominantly remained the major causes of lower agricultural output.
In the same…