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Zahid Baig

'Water Act' draft ready for cabinet's nod: minister
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'Water Act' draft ready for cabinet's nod: minister

Draft of a comprehensive 'Water Act' aimed at monitoring and regulating water usage in Punjab is ready and may be presented to the cabinet for approval in next couple of months. "At present it is in the phase of fine-tuning and it is hoped that its enforc
Published 28 Mar, 2019 12:00am
WWF-Pakistan for innovative solutions to secure water
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WWF-Pakistan for innovative solutions to secure water

Water resources are under immense pressure from climate change, soaring demand for water in domestic, agriculture and industrial sectors. There is an urgent need for communities, companies and governments to come up with innovative solutions to secure wat
Published 23 Mar, 2019 12:00am
FAO's first-ever report on biodiversity presents worrying evidence
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FAO's first-ever report on biodiversity presents worrying evidence

The first-ever Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on biodiversity presents mounting and worrying evidence that the biodiversity that underpins our food systems is disappearing, putting the future of our food, livelihoods, health and environmen
Published 23 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Imported food items' labels must be in Urdu & English
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Imported food items' labels must be in Urdu & English

Ministry of Commerce & Textile amending the import policy has made it compulsory on the importers that the consumer packaging of the imported food items should have label printed both in Urdu & English languages giving details of the product including nut
Published 21 Feb, 2019 12:00am
REAP urges government to encourage mechanisation in rice sector
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REAP urges government to encourage mechanisation in rice sector

Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has urged the federal government to devise a national level policy for encouraging mechanization in the rice sector especially promotion of harvesting with rice harvesters instead of wheat harvesters.
Published 08 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Domestic uptake of cement nosedived in January 2019
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Domestic uptake of cement nosedived in January 2019

Cement sector posted double digit decline of 10.70 percent in growth in the month of January compared with corresponding month raising alarm bells among producers sitting on huge production capacity. Data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers
Published 07 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Bayer Pakistan urges growers to equip with necessary skills
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Bayer Pakistan urges growers to equip with necessary skills

Stressing the need for importance of knowledge sharing, Luis Camacho, Stewardship Lead for Asia/Africa Bayer Pakistan has urged the growers to equip themselves with necessary knowledge and skills to improve their productivity aimed at growing their busine
Published 02 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Nepalese expert to train brick kiln owners
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Nepalese expert to train brick kiln owners

The Nepalese environment expert will extend training to brick kiln owners of Punjab from February 11 regarding environment-friendly zig zag technology. The training has been arranged in response to a request of the Brick Kiln Owners Association to extend
Published 30 Jan, 2019 12:00am
'Use of HEIS results in 20 percent increase in crop yield'
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'Use of HEIS results in 20 percent increase in crop yield'

Best global agricultural practices and use of high efficiency irrigation system (HEIS) adopted by the potato growers of Kasur district under PepsiCo's Sustainable Farming Programme (SFP) have resulted in increase of 10 to 20 percent in yield besides reduc
Published 24 Jan, 2019 12:00am
Plan for Punjab's youths to be unveiled in February: minister
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Plan for Punjab's youths to be unveiled in February: minister

Punjab youth entrepreneurship programme will be launched next month, under which province's youth will be provided with grants - not loans to execute their innovative ideas and earn respectable livelihood. It was disclosed by Muhammad Taimoor Khan, Punjab
Published 23 Jan, 2019 12:00am
GUARD to introduce drought-tolerant rice variety
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GUARD to introduce drought-tolerant rice variety

After successfully launching the hybrid rice varieties, the Guard Agriculture Research and Services Limited (GUARD) is soon going to introduce drought tolerant rice variety to mitigate the negative impact of water shortage on rice production. This was dis
Published 20 Jan, 2019 12:00am