Tag: Degradation

Environmental degradation and climate change

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Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) like mountainous regions people are withstanding the worst of the climate change. No one listens to their voice for policy making nor food security and agriculture is being seriously jeopardized. Gilgit-Baltistan-Talent Exploring Society in collaboration with SDPI’s Young Agriculture Research Group (YARG), Pakistan Youth Climate Network (PYCN) has organized the seminar. At a […]…Read More

Land Degradation a Challenge to Modern Agriculture

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article image The disturbance of the land by natural causes like climatic changes and human activities is known as land degradation. The production capacity of the degraded land is reduced. According to an estimate up to forty percent of the world’s cultivatable agricultural land had been degraded. Land degradation has become a challenge to modern agriculture. The population of the world is increased so we have to increase per unit area production to meet their food…Read More

Flower plants can control environment degradation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Magnificent rose flower is an integral part of our culture, traditions, society and religion, which is called as the Queen of Flowers’ as well as king of flowers’. "The majestic flower indicates that both kingliness (majesty, status and power) and queenliness are its inherent qualities," said Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan while addressing the Rose Festival - 2015, in Islamabad. The event was organised by the…Read More

Korea keen to help Pakistan tackle climate change, environmental degradation

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article image Press Release: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan and Korean Minister for Environment, Yoon Seongkyu, have pledged to boost cooperation in environment, pollution, climate change adaptation and mitigation, renewable energy, water management,flood risk mitigation, hazardous waste management, and climate-resilient infrastructure construction. Both ministers met in Daegu city of South Korea on April 15 on the sidelines of the week-long 7thWorld Water Forum that…Read More

Causes of genetic degradation in fisheries

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Fishery is the most important economic activity in villages and towns along the coast. It is the sole source of employment and income generation. According to the latest estimates, the total area covered by fish ponds is about 60 500 ha (Sindh, 49 170 ha; Punjab, 10 500 ha; NWFP, 560 ha; and the other provinces (Balochistan, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Northern Area), 240 ha). About 13,000 fish farms have so far been established across Pakistan, varying considerably in size. The fisheries sector…Read More

Environmental degradation incurring Rs365 billion loss every year

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Like every poor and third world country having meager resources and low level of awareness about national issues, Pakistan too is confronting with the ever-increasing issue of environment degradation. The situation is very discouraging despite the fact that the country is signatory of a number of international protocols, conventions and agreements to control environment that involves agriculture, pollution, ecosystem, wildlife, land protection, increasing temperature,…Read More

Reduced jute usage causes environment degradation

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The export, consumption and production of jute are gradually declining in the country, which calls for immediate attention of the government, said Muhammad Younus, Secretary General of Pakistan Jute Manufacturers Association (PJMA). The production of jute in the country was 103,957 tons in 2003/04, but now it stands at 101,722 tons in 2013/14, while it touched heights of 137,411 tons during 2008/09. Similarly, the consumption of raw jute in 2007/08 was 134,427 tons…Read More

Environment degradation alarming in Karachi

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STAFF REPORT KHR: Population influx in Karachi is causing alarming levels of environmental pollution and health hazards. People from all provinces of the country are settling in the metropolis for jobs and other businesses, increasing air, sea and water pollution and depletion of natural resources. As of April 2013, Karachi has an estimated population of 23.5 million people and is the third largest populous city of the world. While the government has taken no significant action to control…Read More

Degradation of the Indus

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This refers to water pollution which has degraded the Indus River and other natural water sources. Out of 17 creeks, only one is left and millions of acres fertile land in Thatta district have been swallowed by sea.Before construction of the irrigation infrastructure, including barrages, canals and dams, the Indus River and its tributaries, as well as hundreds of torrential streams, had their natural system. They released water in lakes and ponds as a result of which wildlife, and flora and…Read More

Environment degradation costing Pakistan $1 billion a day

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is losing cumulatively $1 billion per day due to the environmental degradation while the successive governments have never given serious attention to the issue.This was the crux of the seminar on "Strategic Environmental Assessment - in the context of Framework for Economic Growth - Taking the bull by the horns" organised by the Planning Commission.In his remarks, Dr Nadeem-ul-Haq, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, said that the environment has always…Read More