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    Kharif Crops Names In Pakistan

  • Kharif crops: enabling environment

    Farmers in Sindh will be in a comfortable position with regards to the timely availability of water — a key farm input — for the early sowing of kharif crops, according to figures released by the Indus River System Authority...

    The early kharif crops in lower Sindh include cotton, paddy and sugarcane, which are sower in April and May...

  • Bumper crops likely as Irsa sees ‘zero water shortage’ in Kharif

    ISLAMABAD: There will be no water shortage during Kharif starting April 1, raising hopes of a bumper agriculture output, according to official estimates...

    He said that given the fact that all stakeholders seemed unanimous over zero water shortage in Kharif, there was strong likelihood that water distribution among the provinces would be done under Para-2 of the 1991 water apportionment accord and provide water to provinces on the...

  • Damaged Kharif crops may affect GDP growth: SBP

    5 per cent has become challenging due to damage to all major kharif crops, said the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in its first-quarter report of this fiscal year...

    “Preliminary estimates suggest below-target production for all major kharif crops (cotton, rice, and sugarcane) due to bad weather, virus attacks and sluggish agri commodity prices...

  • Govt sets upward targets for Kharif crops

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Com­mittee on Agriculture (FCA) on Thursday set upward targets for Kharif crops mainly rice, sugarcane and maize in view of sufficient availability of water and agriculture inputs...

    Addressing a news conference after the committee’s meeting, National Food Security Minister Sikandar Bosan said there would be no shortage of agricultural inputs during Kharif...

  • Severe water shortage ahead, Kharif crops likely to suffer

    ISLAMABAD: With estimates of up to 40 per cent water shortage in April, the upcoming Kharif crops face a serious challenge and may need delayed sowing...

    The technical committee of the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has been called on Thursday to finalise water availability estimates for the Kharif season to enable the provinces to plan sowing of crops accordingly...

  • Kharif crops may face drought-like situation

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in five years, the Kharif crops may face a ‘drought-like situation in sowing season’, as all early indications and estimates for the agriculture produce appear worsening...

    Take a look: Kharif crops: enabling environmentThe Indus River System Authority (Irsa) advisory committee in an urgent meeting held on Tuesday noted that water shortage since the start of the sowing season early last month had turned...

  • Fertiliser off-take jumps in Kharif

    THE overall fertiliser off-take during the just-ended Kharif season rose by 27 per cent, enabling the country to achieve targets of leading seasonal crops including sugarcane, rice and maize, according to official statistics...

    The total urea off-take during Kharif was estimated at 3...

  • Irsa foresees no water shortage during Kharif season; fixes provinces’ shares

    ISLAMABAD: The country is likely to witness one of the best water availability this Kharif season in more than a decade, leading to enough power generation, bumper crops and surplus water flows into the sea for environmental protection...

    According to estimates finalised by the advisory committee of the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) on Thursday, there would be zero water shortage during Kharif that begins today (April 1)...

  • Weather brings relief for Kharif season

    LAHORE: The country may start Kharif season (beginning March 1) with a historic carry-over of around four million acre feet (MAF) of water as changing weather patterns have brought short spans of extreme cold and high temperatures, improving hydrological conditions...

    On the basis of these calculations, the country might be starting next irrigation season (Kharif) with around 4MAF of water, against traditional storages of half a...

  • Provinces asked to delay Kharif sowing amid acute water shortage

    ISLAMABAD: After many years, Pakistan is heading towards a major water shortage of up to 35 per cent and would delay crop sowing in early part of the Kharif season to partially cope with the situation...

    A meeting of the technical committee of the water regulator, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa), on Monday estimated total water availability of 108-113 million acre feet during Kharif...

  • Experiments on hybrid food crops

    To enhance food crops’ productivity and ensure food security, various agricultural researchers have been experimenting with hybrid seeds of maize, rice, wheat and sunflower for quite some time...

    The two varieties were first brought in Pakistan and tested at pilot projects three years ago...

  • Bumper crops hardly a blessing

    At a time when international prices of agricultural commodities are in steep decline, with sugar prices even sliding to their lowest level since 2009, Pakistan has been blessed with bumper crops of major commodities...

    But bumper crops, under the circumstances, are hardly a blessing for the country nor a matter of rejoicing for the stakeholders...

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