Plantation has been pushed earlier because of changes to climate and crop pattern in Punjab and water availability issues.
The millers are keeping supplies squeezed and the price high.
“The major worry during monsoon is always the cotton crop," says one farmer.
‘If the trend — vegetables, red chillies and tunnel farming — holds, Lodhran may become an example for many districts to follow’
Urban centres are now suffering up to six-hour load shedding, while no one knows the exact situation in the rural areas: official.
High freight charges, reduced flights seen as key hurdles.
Punjab holds Irsa responsible for the current water mess.
LAHORE: The cotton sowing season in Punjab got terminated at 3.16 million acre against the target of four million...
Shortage will plummet to 30 to 35pc if the situation persists for over a week.
Published in Dawn, The Business and Finance Weekly, June 21st, 2021
Govt slashes 75pc tax on electric vehicles to promote a cleaner environment.
Can the paltry figure of Rs12bn, out of the total layout of Rs8.4tr, sustain the sector let alone revive it?
‘Unilateral’, ‘surprise’ inspection by federal monitors not allowed at Guddu.
The Punjab Food dept is sitting pretty on the claim of a bumper crop without realising that it is slipping away, says trader.
Research should be made the top agricultural priority in the upcoming budget, say all stakeholders
Provincial water disputes remain unresolved even three decades after signing of the accord to share waters of Indus river basin.
Province insists monitoring teams need to reach barrages as early as possible and make sure discharge gauges worked properly.
“The entire process is aimed at defeating the bill," says Food Dept official.
The move is yet another defiance of the prime minister
‘The Act adversely impacts everybody — the government politically, growers financially and consumers with the ...