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LAHORE: The recent rain badly damaged 0.2 million maund wheat, 0.5 million maund chaff and cotton sown on an area of 0.2 million acres, according to a survey by the Pakistan Agri Forum.

Pakistan Agri Forum Chairman Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Mughal expressed these views while talking to APP Sunday.

Mughal said that according to reports received from district presidents of the forum, the storm and rains had affected wheat, chaff, and cotton severely.

He said that the cotton seed which was available in the market for Rs 200 per kg had increased and now it was available at Rs 400 per kg.

He also expressed apprehensions that this year, cotton may not be cultivated on 8 million acres of land in the country because certified seed of cotton was not available to farmers even at the double rate.

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