Central Punjab received over 300mm of rain, along with strong winds and hail storms, turning crop estimates upside down
Ahmad Fraz Khan
With the govt mulling clamping duty on certain dairy items, the Pakistan Dairy Association has started making noises.
Once hybrids take hold of the local crop, even those open-pollinated (OP) varieties would have no chance.
Policymakers have not been able to promote value-addition in processing vegetables or to bring price stability.
The Punjab agriculture department has revised its crop estimate from 19.7m tonnes to 19.4m tonnes.
As harvesting starts, Punjab expects to reap 19.55 million ton wheat against earlier estimates of over 20 million ton.
CCP says that public procurement constitutes 15 to 25 per cent of GDP or approximately $38 to $63 billion.
“It is a case of a selector selecting himself,” remarked an insider.
Cities facing over 7 and rural areas 13 hours of loadshedding.
The prices have started going up in the market, as growers claim they might not be left with even 1pc of the crop now.
Wapda decides to pay over Rs5 billion to a company, which has not been able to meet deadlines over the past one year.
Out of 6.6 million farming families, formal credit has reached less than two million borrowers.
A better crop, huge carry-over, financial squeeze, international dip in prices, almost impossible exports and absence..
According to farmers, this year they harvested almost 60pc, of what they call, A-Grade fruits, against last year’s 47pc.
The total domestic surplus, according to farmers, might be anywhere between 2.5-3m tonnes, and the country has never
The ministry denies violating the PPRA rules or exceeding its mandate by directly hiring a consult.
The PSC is selling the new seed at Rs2,500 per acre, against the multinationals’ price of Rs10,000.
With current stocks of over 2.7m tonnes and the next crop due four weeks away in Sindh and two months in Punjab, the
The two factors leading to the early success are: import of exotic varieties of olive and grape and hugely subsidised
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