Price war hits sugar output
Production activities are being suffered as growers and millers are locked in a price war despite the announcement of minimum cane price by the Sindh government for crushing season 2013-14.
Electricity generation: Punjab plans to make crop waste usable
Punjab government has planned to utilise, around 28 million ton crop waste including husk from wheat, cotton sticks, besides waste from rice and maize to generate electricity and has decided to set up five biomass resource power generation plants including one 20 megawatt plant in Multan to overcome electricity shortage by exploiting vast green energy potential in the province.
Punjab government to upgrade Trimmu, Panjnad barrages
Punjab government has prepared a plan to rehabilitate and upgrade the Trimmu and Panjnad barrages on the Chenab River to sustain agricultural production and to increase farm income in seven districts (Jhang, Multan, Vehari, Muzaffargarh, Lodhran, Bahawalpur, and Rahimyar Khan).
SABIC to supply 50,000 tons of urea next week
Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) will supply over 50,000 tons urea during next week under the credit facility provided by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).
Engro gets 'Silver Award of Achievement' by WWF
Engro Corporation and its subsidiary business unit Engro Fertilizer Limited have been honoured with "Silver Award of Achievement" by WWF-Pakistan, during the 2nd Green Office network meeting.
Vegetable prices ease in Karachi
The prices of onion, tomato and potato have been registering a downward trend during the previous fortnight due to arrival of fresh crop, giving some relief to financially squeezed Karachiites.
South Korean CG visits Agha Steel Industries
Korea is one of the strongest countries in steel industries and there is a great potential for both countries to cooperate with each other in steel sector.
The report published in Daily Business Recorder of 27th November, 2013 on PSM BoD meeting held in Islamabad on 26 November 2013 has, inter-alia, mentioned that dry fruits worth Rs 200,000 were served to the Board members.
World Soil Day: 40,000 hectares of fertile land becoming saline annually in Pakistan
The fertility of land is reducing and the situation is so worst that United Nations (UN) Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with Global Soil Partnership (GSP) is observing World Soil Day as an awareness-raising platform.
Government considers construction of KBD vital for Punjab: Punjab PA told
Provincial Minister for Irrigation on Thursday told Punjab Assembly that the government considered construction of Kalabagh Dam as vital for the province.
Gwadar port: 49,387 tons of urea shipment arrives
First shipment of 49,387 tons of urea, imported by the state run grain trader, has reached Gwadar port on Thursday.
Wheat quota of flour mill suspended
Sindh food department on Thursday raided flour mills and suspended wheat quota of a flour mill.
Argentina, Chile want to import rice from Pakistan
Buyers from Argentina and Chile have shown keen interest to import Pakistani rice because of its best quality.
July-October: bumper crops cut down pulses imports by 33.4 percent
Pakistan's pulses import reached $93.915 million, scaling down by 33.4 percent in July-October period this fiscal year because of the country has a robust production of the commodity this year, traders said on Thursday.
KP to promote floriculture in Abbottabad
Secretary Agriculture, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Hussein Zada, directed the officials of his department for promotion of floriculture and especially cut-flower in district Abbottabad.
Salaries, raw material; PSM given Rs 700 million bailout package
The federal government has released an amount of Rs 700 million to Pakistan Steel Mills for payment of salaries and procurement of raw material.
Water scarcity: moot highlights challenges to agriculture sector
A two-day water conference began here highlighting problems, which the country's prime agriculture sector is likely to face due to drying up of irrigation resources in future, if steps were not taken to improve supplies across the country.
Millat Tractors: vendors' conference today
Millat has been the pioneer in indigenization and has played a major role in setting up of the automotive vending industry base in the country.
Three NFML officials implicated in malpractices suspended
Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi has suspended three officials in-charge of National Fertiliser Marketing Limited (NFML) on reports of corruption and directed the Secretary Ministry of Industries and Production to conduct an inquiry against them.
Engro Fertiliser holds seminar on health, safety and environment
Engro Fertiliser Limited hosted its fifth Annual Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) seminar in Karachi.
Wheat sowing over 85 percent area completed in Punjab
Wheat sowing over 14 million acres has been completed in Punjab which is 85 percent of the targeted 16 million acres to produce 19 million tons of wheat during 2013-14 Rabi season, Director General Agriculture Extension Services Dr Anjum Ali told Business Recorder here on Wednesday.
Prices of essential items stabilise: chief minister Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that due to the timely steps of the Punjab government, prices of essential items have stabilised.
Russia lifts ban on Pakistani kinnow
The Russian Federation, one of the biggest markets for Pakistani kinnows, has lifted the ban on its import, said Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) on Wednesday.
Australia supporting agriculture in Sindh
The consultants of Australian Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture Mr. Peter Hofman and Mr. Peter Johnson had a meeting with Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha Secretary Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP) along with Mr. Mahmood Nawaz Shah, Director, Sindh Mango Growers Association.
TDAP working to boost fruit products export
The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has pledged to develop the sector of mango growers from Sindh on long-term and sustainable basis, which is an integral part of its ongoing efforts to boost the fruits products export from Pakistan.
NAB recovers Rs 13 million from NFML officials
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs 13 million from the officials of National Fertilizer Marketing Limited (NFML), a subsidiary of Industries Ministry and private parties involved in urea scam, well informed sources told Business Recorder.
Australian consultants call on Secretary TDAP
The Consultants of Australian Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture Peter Hofman, & Peter Johnson had a meeting with Rabiya Javeri Agha, Secretary Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP) on December 2nd, 2013 along with Mahmood Nawaz Shah, Director, Sindh Mango Growers Association, the consultants apprised the Secretary, TDAP about their working on behalf of Australia and helping the Government of Sindh in 3 sectors namely Mango, Citrus and Dairy under the ASLP, Agri Sector Linkage Programme.
Reap presents bio-diesel plan to federal minister: Jatropha cultivation urged
Renewable and alternative Energy Association of Pakistan (Reap) hands over a five-year bio-diesel plan to Federal Minister for Planning Chaudhry Ahsan Iqbal in National Advisory Council meeting and suggested to bring four million acres of barren land under Jatropha crop in Pakistan to meet the domestic requirement of Diesel.
KBP appoints new divisional, district presidents
Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has appointed Chaudhry Mahfooz Aslam Dhillon as Divisional President Faisalabad and Tayyab Khan Baloch as President Sahiwal Division besides appointing district presidents in a bid to reorganise its body for Punjab (West).
Sukkur Barrage: Sindh chief minister orders strengthening, rehabilitation at all cost
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the Irrigation authorities, engineers and experts to give priority to existing Sukkur Barrage and ensure its strengthening and rehabilitation at all cost.
Farmers asked to keep fields clear of foliage
Plants, trees, wheat and other crops of the seasons have begun dropping off their leaves, as the Met office on Monday asked the farmers to collect the decaying foliages to help the standing crops go growing unharmed.
Kinnow exports to Indonesia may touch $100m mark after PTA
Kinnow exports to Indonesia are expected to touch $100 million, after Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between the two countries, said Rossalis R. Adenan, Consul General of Indonesia in Karachi.
July-October 2013: gold import surges by 136.45 percent
Pakistan's gold import was higher by 136.45 percent in July-October 2013 compared to the yellow metal import during the same period last fiscal year, after the prices of the precious metal dipped in world market, while local market comparatively remained higher, traders said on Monday.
Steel sector: tax survey launched in Lahore
A tax survey for physical verification and registration of steel sector has been launched in Lahore to check whether melters and re-rollers are registered with the sales tax department and paying sales tax on the basis of their actual supplies to domestic market.
Livestock sector contributes 55pc in agri GDP
The livestock sector has a key role in the development of agriculture as it contributes 55 per cent of the agri GDP while it has 12pc share in the total national GDP.
ZTBL's business virtually paralysed
Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited's official business is virtually paralysed due to the absence of a Board of Directors (BoD) after Islamabad High Court issued stay order against its members, well-informed sources told Business Recorder.
Body to probe missing of wheat bags worth Rs 50 million
The Food Department has formed an inquiry committee to probe into the reports about the missing of 13306 wheat bags worth Rs 50 million.
KBP welcomes formation of agriculture advisory council
Kissan Board Pakistan (KBP) has welcomed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's decision to form agricultural development advisory council and give incentives to agriculture sector so that it could play its pivotal role for economic, social and political stability in the country.
High quality mangoes: agriculture scientists urged to produce nurseries
Additional Secretary Agriculture (Planning), Ahmad Ali Zafar has urged upon the agricultural scientists to introduce high quality mango varieties to attract the US and European markets.
Proper watering to wheat crop necessary for good yield
Proper watering of wheat crop is necessary for good yield as watering to crop more than required amount affects the produce.