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    Wheat Production In Punjab Pakistan

  • New policy to help cut wheat production price

    ISLAMABAD: The government is working on a new wheat price policy for this fiscal year with focus on reducing the cost of production instead of subsidy...

    Under the proposed policy, it is likely that the wheat support price, which is a form of subsidy to farmers, would not be maintained at last year’s level of Rs1,300 per 40kg...

  • Punjab reports low cotton production

    ISLAMABAD: The government of Punjab has formed a committee to investigate the causes of low cotton production this year...

    The committee, which has already met once, evaluated the cotton crop situation and found that there was a declining trend in the production and yield during 2015 compared to the previous years...

  • Punjab, KP get $325m from ADB to improve energy production

    The Government of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday signed a loan agreement amounting to $325 million in Ordinary Capital Resources (OCR) for a Results-Based Loan: Access to Clean Energy Investment Programme...

    The loan will benefit energy production in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, Radio Pakistan reported...

  • Furore in Punjab Assembly over non-issuance of production orders of Hamza, Salman

    LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Monday turned into an inferno of partisan rancour with both sides shouting each other down, using all kinds of derogatory titles for each other and the rival leaders for well over an hour before the Chair prorogued the session...

    The House was convened by the Opposition for its eleventh sitting and as soon as it was done with recitation from the Holy Quran, it questioned non-issuance of production orders...

  • Punjab may end wheat procurement at 3.3m ton

    LAHORE: The Punjab government plans to terminate its wheat procurement drive much earlier than its stipulated target of four million ton, as it has already put a squeeze on distribution of gunny bags and triggered wheat price slide in the market...

    Now with growers especially smaller ones, who are main target of official procurement, left with very little wheat, the department finds no valid reason to be part of procurement drive and...

  • Punjab govt slammed for ‘slow pace’ of wheat purchase

    LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party has alleged that the Punjab government’s slow procurement of wheat is forcing farmers to sell their crop for Rs900 per 40kg to traders and mill owners as against the official support price of Rs1,300...

    “Distribution of gunny bags through middleman must be stopped forthwith to ensure their availability to farmers directly without delay and political considerations,” PPP’s central Punjab president...

  • Punjab declares 10-year wheat seed replacement plan

    LAHORE: The Punjab on Thursday declared its massive wheat seed replacement plan, spanning a decade, to multiply it’s per acre yield by almost three times -- from current just under 30 maunds up to 80 maunds...

    According to Punjab Agriculture Minister Farrukh Javed, these 100,000 bags would be sufficient to produce five million bags of seed, which would replace the current seed...

  • Punjab’s farmers reject wheat price proposal

    UNDER a renewed pressure from lenders, Pakistan, especially Punjab, plans to get out of the wheat procurement business...

    For testing waters, the World Bank delegation met farmer organisations from Punjab in November and floated the idea that instead of purchasing, growers can get direct cash subsidy to bridge the differential between the officially announced wheat price and what the market offers...

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