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Augmented human activities have created devastating declines in biodiversity: Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT BANNU: The Nation heritage of biological diversity is an irreplaceable source; the quality of life of our future generations depends on our preservation of plant and species. This was stated by the speakers while addressing a one day workshop on "Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development" organized by weekly Technology Times in collaboration with University of Science and Technology, Bannu (USTB) to enhance awareness and understanding of issues related…Read More

Urea sale declines by 15pc

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The sales of Urea in November 2014 fell 15 per cent year-on-year basis but improved 14 per cent month-on-month basis, according to the latest data of the National Fertilizer Development Centre (NFDC). On a month-on-month basis, urea off-take increased to 467,000 tons. On the other hand, diammonium phosphate (DAP) off-take registered a significant growth of 30 per cent on a monthly basis while its sales dropped 6 per cent year-on-year. In the first 11 months of calendar…Read More

Fertilizers production declines by 12.84 pc

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The cumulative fertilizer sector’s production declined by 12.84 percent on monthly basis to 468,000 tons in April 2013 as against of 537,000 tons in March 2013.According to the data released by the National Fertilizer Development Center (NFDC), the total fertilizer offtake also decreased by 24.45 per cent on monthly basis to 417,000 tons during the month of April 2013 as against 552,000 tons in March this year.Product-wise results showed a 6.0 per cent fall in total urea…Read More

Gas shortage declines urea production

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The fertiliZer sector’s performance remained dismal during 2012 mainly due to the unprecedented cut in gas supply: hardly 4.1 million tons of urea was produced against an installed capacity of 6.9 million tons. The sharp decline in the overall production was mainly because of weak performance of SNGPL-based fertiliser plants, facing the worst-ever gas crisis."SNGPL-based fertilizer plants produced only 11.6 percent of their total urea production capacity. Urea production…Read More