Punjab asks the federal government to take other federating units on board and spare areas for oil producing crops.
Ahmad Fraz Khan
Hot weather would also restrict vegetative growth, force the crop into early pollination and affect the yield
Construction of some major structures and even earthwork has not been undertaken yet.
Instead of making suitable machines to cater to the small farmers, the industry persisted with producing big tractors.
With domestic consumption hovering around 2.3m tonnes and another 500,000 tonnes reserved for meeting seed requirement
Punjab has been responding to market realities by revising its cotton cultivation target every year, but the crop has.
The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences recently developed standards for 18 varieties of red-meat cuts.
This overproduction comes at the cost of huge inherent inefficiencies at field, environment and industry levels.
Punjab is taking liberty with federal targets for a number of reasons.
PM fears Neelum-Jhelum project may take another two years.
The government fixes the fruit’s export target at 400,000 tonnes against actual exports of 350,000 tonnes last year.
Spokesman for the water and power ministry insists the plant had been shut down on “merit order".
Tunnel breakthrough, expected to be achieved by January 2016, is now delayed till at least May 2016.
One can argue that the problem with Punjab’s low crop yield has more to do with farm practices than with any particular.
Animals and poultry used to be sources of milk and egg for children and small incomes for their parents.
This dismal scenario is now entering its fourth year, with the government unwilling or unable to plan and play...
If the acreage under wheat is reduced, there will be room for other (perhaps more vital) crops.
The government needs to shift from population genetic improvement to molecular genetics improvement.
'The mere definition of proven technology, as quoted in the bidding document, makes the entire process doubtful.'
With a cropping intensity of over 150pc in Punjab, pulses have little chance to stand against better yielding crops.