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Pakistan badly needs water, energy conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan, being a victim to the water as well as energy shortage, needs to conserve water and energy by optimising water usage and investing in renewable and alternate energy sources. Worldwide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) Senior Director Ejaz Ahmed said this while talking to media here on the occasion of marking the World Water Week. The week is observed internationally from August 31 to September 6, in order to create awareness regarding water conservation. He…Read More

Cold, dry weather badly hit farm, livestock sectors

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The continuous cold and dry weather across the country has badly affected the agriculture and livestock sectors and may result in significant decline in the production of crops, said experts. "The prolonged cold weather would hit the expected production target of 64 million tons of sugarcane and 4 million tons of potatoes," said Chairman Pakistan Agri-Forum, Ibrahim Moghul, while talking to the media. He said that the cold weather had badly affected…Read More

Punjab farm output target badly missed

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab Agriculture Department, which advertises important messages for farmers' to increase produce, yields very poor output itself. Even the target of earning from farms owned and controlled by the department, which have best expertise, knowledge and technical advancement, is not commensurate with the earnings of an average traditional farmer.The income statement of the extension wing of the Punjab agriculture department revealed that the target of income from agriculture…Read More

Gas shortage badly affects Engro fertilizer

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article image Staff Report IBD: Engro Fertilizer followed its peers and switched to a loss making regime amid a significant decline in gas supply during the first three months of the current calendar year.The local conglomerate posted a net loss of Rs1.4 billion against a net profit of Rs1.4 billion during January to March 2012, according to details released on its official website.The availability of subsidised imported urea and gas shortage has dented sales of urea - the most widely used fertiliser - by…Read More

Climate change can badly affect food and water

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Climate change could have catastrophic consequences for the water and food supply in Pakistan and attitudes towards the environment must change at the personal and government level if the country is to cope with the challenge, said speakers at a recently organised seminar by the Environmental Protection Department."Pakistan is already a water scarce country and will likely have to buy water by 2050," said Prof Ghazala Nasim of Punjab University, who gave a talk on the…Read More