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Over 300,000 olive saplings planted on 1260 acres

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Over 80 percent work on the Olive Cultivation Project has been completed so far in the selected areas during past two and a half years, PARC Member Coordination and Monitoring and National Project Director Olive, Dr. Munir said. "Plantation of 310,000 olive plants at an area of 1260 hectares has been completed so far and as per the project the plantation would be carried out on 1500 hectares of land in the selected area," he said while commenting on the…Read More

Sindh loses 3.5m acres to sea by land erosion

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Nearly 3.5 million acres of agricultural land in Sindh has been eroded since 1956 and coastal districts of the province will be submerged by 2050 if immediate measures are not taken to protect the Indus Delta, experts said. "Badin, Thatta and Sajawal will be underwater by 2050 if 35 million acre feet (MAF) of water are not released from the Indus Delta," claimed Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum Chairperson Ali Shah. The government should investigate the reason for the…Read More

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Olive cultivation on 1300 acres completed

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Under the agreed plan for the olive cultivation in the country, 1,300 acres marginal land has been brought under olive cultivation and further 3,750 acres will be utilised in next three years. In addition to this, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has been conducting surveys all across the country to identify further land for olive cultivation, it was told at a recently held meeting held in PAEC. The meeting was further informed that the Federal…Read More

Cotton sown on 580,00​0 acres in Punjab

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: As many as 580,000 acres of land has been brought under cotton cultivation in Punjab this year against the target of 9.6 million bales of cotton. Agriculture experts, while talking to the media here, said that the per acre yield of cotton in Pakistan is less as compared to that of other cotton producing countries. The main reason of less produce has been the attack of insects and different worms, they added. The experts have urged the growers to carry out pest…Read More

1300 acres come under olive plantation

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STAFF REPORT IBD: As many as 1,300 acres of land have been brought under olive cultivation in less than one year under the Olive Promotion Project launched by the PARC with an aim to exploit the potential in this sector and make the country self sufficient in olive production.The project was launched in mid last year under the debt swap agreement between PARC and the Italian government. The country is using millions of dollars for importing oil, however if the existing olive cultivation…Read More