Last update: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05pm

Agriculture and Allied: Pakistan


Federal Government appreciates the role of Electronic & Print Media towards development of agriculture sector. An awareness campaign to introduce new technologies, new innovations and new crop species is going to be started in all Provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
Sim Nala project, near Ghotki Teshil Obaro, which was under construction of irrigation department, has fallen prey to nepotism, delays tactics and misappropriation. According to irrigation department's sources the project of Sim Nala despite of a long time passed has not been completed which was launched at a cost of Rs 100 million at remote areas Dodo Bhutto of Obaro.
Speakers at the Pakistan Edible Oil Conference (PEOC) highlighted Pakistani markets' potential for exporting value-added products of palm oil to the neighbouring landlocked countries, including central Asian states and Afghanistan.
Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt on Sunday said the four-year rice export deal with Indonesia would bail out the troubled sector and stabilise prices at home. "More long and short-term agreements with other countries should be reached to boost the rice sector that faces problems for many years," he urged in a statement here. He said that export of rice to Indonesia would boost overall exports to 4.6 million tonnes that would be a record and for which the government deserved credit.
Prices of most of the essential commodities remained unchanged during last week, except a slight increase in rates of flour, sugar, chicken, and eggs in proceeding week, as compared to last week, according to survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Sunday.
The sale of fish witnessed a record increase during current winter as compared to past couple of years in the local markets of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The prices of essential kitchen items including pulses, chicken and vegetables registered a decline in past week compared to preceding week, according to a survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Saturday. The survey observed that the prices of onions, potatoes, tomatoes, maash pulse, gram, masoor and chicken recorded decline in the wholesale market as well as in the retail market.