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Efforts required for curtailing edible oil import

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article image PAKISTAN IS facing the edible oil scarcity and consequently has to depend on imports to meet domestic need, which requires huge amount of hard earned foreign exchange. Total requirement of the edible oil in 2012-13 was 3.069 million tons while local production from all the sources was only 0.567 million tons. There is an enormous gap between utilization and production of edible oil, to fill this gap 2.502 million tonnes was imported at the cost of Rs. 214.94 billion (Govt. of Pakistan,…Read More

Researchers urged to help promote local edible oil

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STAFF REPORT FSD: Punjab Agriculture Minister Dr Farrukh Javed has said that the agriculture sector is facing different challenges, including water scarcity, climate changes and crippling energy crisis. Addressing the recently held 22nd convocation of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, the minister asked academia and researchers to come up with solutions to overcome the challenges. He said that it was a matter of concern that the country was importing edible oil worth Rs 3…Read More

Edible oil requisite for massive population

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Pakistan is an enriched country for agricultural crops cereal, sugar, fibre, pulses, oilseed crops etc. It is advancing comparatively better in major crops but oilseed crops are still showing poor progress. During 2013-14, total requirement of edible oil was 2.325 million tons with local production 0.606 (26 per cent) million tons and Import 1.719 (74 per cent) million tons having import bill Rs.148.633 billion. The population is increasing rapidly with 1.95 per cent (2014) growth rate that…Read More

Edible mushroom

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article image Nature has gifted Pakistan with most suitable environmental conditions of temperature and humidity, from sea level to the high mountains region. Thus different types of wild mushrooms are easily grow throughout the country around the year. In the country wild mushrooms are traditionally collected from the frost regions after raining. Mushrooms are a food of good nutritional value, some have medicinal value as dietary supplement and there are some that have both of these properties. The…Read More

Wild edible fruits of Pakistan

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article image From the very beginning, human beings are dependent on plants for food and shelter. Therefore, a great variety of non-cultivated plants have long formed a part of diet of the humans. Fruits play a significant role in human nutrition. They are an important source of minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, oils and other antioxidant compounds. The Holy Quran has described date, grape, fig, olive and pomegranate as heavenly fruits. They have cleansing effect on the blood and improve…Read More

Swelling edible oil import bill!

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THE REGULARLY slash in agriculture yields has sprung a wave of concern for the authorities concerned on one hand, while the other hand regular swelling of annual import bill of edible oils is equally responsible for multiplying the government’s economic concerns especially for the consumers who are ultimately the sufferers. Presently, Pakistan imports two million tons edible oils in addition to more oilseeds for crushing purpose involving a huge amount of Rs 45 billion to meet the domestic…Read More

Mangroves – a non-edible bio-fuel in peril

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article image By Naseem SheikhTHE ESCALATING and inelastic demand for energy to fuel economic activities exerts pressures on its limited supply. The skyrocketing prices of petroleum products result in the depletion of non-renewable energy sources and the continued investigation and use of renewable and innovation results. As authenticated research already has proved that the country’s energy demand is expected to increase threefold by 2050, but the supply position is not inspiring in anywayThe concept of…Read More