Tag: plant

Silicon augmented resistance against plant stresses

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Different environmental factors such as light, temperature, water, humidity and nutrients work in an integrated fashion for better plant growth. However still certain types of pathogens and insects/pests remains a challenge and a major biological constraints of normal plant growth and development. Hence in order to get maximum benefit in terms of yield and growth […]…Read More

Establishment of controversial coal plant at Rahimyar

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Although the government has paid a lot to power producers ignoring the warnings for surplus power generation they have decided to set up a Rahimyar Khan coal power plant that can generate 1,320 megawatts, according to officials. Power Ministry officials informed on anonymity condition that this establishment is merely for business tycoon as it was […]…Read More

EX-SITU CONSERVATION OF PLANT SPECIES THROUGH SEEDS

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People from ancient times are practicing seed collection and storage. This collection and storage was limited and some specified seeds were stored and collected which were used for further propagation.  So the seeds like maize and wheat have got the privilege of storage from early times. Other wild plants were having one germplasm and that […]…Read More

China financed $115 million in wind power plant Pakistan

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China supporting Pakistan to build a wind power plant at Southern port Karachi. HydroChina Investment Corporation has invested $115 million in the plant. Another plant that is Dawood wind power plant can generate about 130 million kw/h electricity in a year fulfilling the needs of approximately 100,000 families in locality situated at 60 kilometers east […]…Read More

Chashma 4 nuclear power plant in action with grid

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The National Grid is linked to Chashma 4 nuclear power plant of Pakistan. The fifth power reactor for which Chinese-supplied pressurized water reactor (PWR) is expected to be operational soon To mark the connection to grid a ceremony was held by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Attendees were representatives from CNNC and the Pakistan Atomic […]…Read More

Inauguration of second coal power plant Sahiwal

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China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is best performing project One Bet One Road (OBOR) initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping. CPEC’s nineteen early harvest projects worth $18.5 billion were made smooth progress towards completion, said Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese Embassy Zhao Lijian while speaking at a conference on ‘Belt and Road Initiative and CPEC’. Mr. Lijian […]…Read More

PM’s Green Pakistan Programme to plant 100mn trees

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More than 2mn indigenous trees have been planted throughout Pakistan so far as a part of Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Programme. Mohamed Saleem, a representative of Ministry of Climate Change, stated “Launched this year at Prime Minister Office, Green Pakistan Programme aims to reinvigorate country’s ailing forestry sector through a large-scale plantation besides protecting and […]…Read More

Chinese company build coal power plant Gwadar under CPEC

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Pakistan gave go-ahead to a Chinese company to build a 300 MW coal-fired power plant in Gwadar. Letter of interest written to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) this week by Pakistan’s Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) Pakistan’s Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB). CCCC plans to develop the $600m project in which they use […]…Read More

Impact of mulching on soil health and plant growth

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article image THE ENGLISH word mulch has been used since the 17th century, is probably derived from the German vernacular "Molsch" meaning soft or beginning to decay. Mulch is a material applied to the soil surface to prevent loss of water by evaporation, to suppress weeds, to reduce temperature fluctuations or to promote productivity. It is one of the important agronomic practices for conserving soil moisture and modifying the soil health. Nature produces large quantities of mulch all the time…Read More