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Sindh neglects development: Agriculture sector

By Muhammad Ashraf Janjua SINDH is a rich province, not only in terms of resource endowment but also in terms of the progress it has made so far and its potential for economic growth. Its population comprises about 23pc of the country’s population. However, Sindh’s share in the country’s economic progress has been higher than the national average. Its share in GDP — 27pc — exceeds its share in the national population, and according to IoBM estimates, its per capital income is about…

Pakistan, Brazil to work on bilateral agriculture cooperation: Bosan

June 13, 2014- BR Report Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan Federal Minister for Ministry of National Food Security & Research (MNFSR) said that Pakistan and Brazil needed to work together closely in order to exploit considerable potential of co-operation that existed in a range of agriculture areas for expanding and strengthening bilateral agricultural ties. The Minister also said that Pakistan could emulate the success of Brazil in Zero Hunger and School Feeding Programmes for ensuring…

Agriculture, food security: growers bodies term allocation in budget peanuts

June 05, 2014 - BR Report Growers organisations have termed the allocations for the agriculture and national food security under proposed federal budget for 2014-15 has mere peanuts compared to the contribution of 22 per cent of the sector in the national GDP. Farmers Associate Pakistan (FAP) Director Hamid Malhi while talking to Business Recorder said that there were some welcoming steps but allocations made against them were not at par with the share of agriculture sector which was…

Incentives for agriculture sector

Israr Khan Wednesday, June 04, 2014 ISLAMABAD (The News): The government has announced some incentives for the agriculture sector in order to boost its productivity and jack up the country’s economy and exports, as it is contributing more than one-fifth to its GDP and employs 45 percent of the labour force. Sales tax on tractors has been reduced from 16 percent to 10 percent. “To promote the agriculture sector, we are proposing concessions for encouraging tunnel farming by removing…

Rural development, agriculture growth: comprehensive strategy mapped out

May 24, 2014- BR Report The Punjab government has mapped out a comprehensive strategy to strengthen milk collection, biogas and solar tube-wells system through cooperative societies in order to ensure rural development and agricultural growth in the province, said Punjab Cooperative Secretary Babar Hayat Tarrar on Friday. He called on University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan at the VC chamber. Cooperative Department Registrar…

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