Month: April 2021

Farmers Should Prefer BT Cotton for Agriculture

Agriculture experts here advised the growers to prefer the cultivation of BT Cotton varieties along with a 10 percent area of non-BT cotton crops to save them from pest attacks. On Saturday, a spokesman of the agriculture extension department said, that the government had set a target of cultivating 200,000 acres with cotton this year […]
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World Bank Report Highlights Risks Posed by COVID to Pakistan’s Economy

ISLAMABAD: A new World Bank report released on Wednesday termed new waves of infection, the emergence of vaccine-resistant strains coupled with setbacks in mass vaccinations as major risks to the economic outlook of Pakistan. Output growth is expected to recover gradually over the medium-term, averaging 2.2 percent over fiscal years 2021-2023, mostly due to contributions […]
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Operation Ordered in Opposition to Sale of Substandard Fertilizers, Pesticides

RAWALPINDI – Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) General, Rawalpindi, Qasim Ijaz has directed the authorities concerned to launch a crackdown against sellers of substandard fertilizers and pesticides. The ADC asked the officers to make all-out efforts to ensure the quality of the fertilizers and pesticides and their availability at the rates fixed by the government. He […]
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PARC Conducts Seminar for Rice Farmers

ISLAMABAD: PARC organized a rice field seminar on 27th March 2021 at Zaidi Farms, Kakar Gill, Shaikupura. Dr. M Azeem Khan, Chairman, PARC viewed seminars as an important part of farmer’s support system. While addressing the participants Dr. Sarfraz Ahmad said PARC is identifying site-specific potential researchable issues with a multi-disciplinary team in different rice […]
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