Tag: Reducing

Promoting agriculture to reducing rural poverty: PEW

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The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) emphasized that rural communities can be taken out of poverty by the promotion of agriculture and livestock sectors. He also said having 80% exports linked and the largest proportion of employment in Pakistan. Agriculture serves as the backbone of the economy of Pakistan. Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW said that […]…Read More

Contamination of cotton reducing exports level

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article image STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Cotton farmers have been advised to ensure picking of clean cotton pleading that contamination reduces price of home grown cotton in the international market that translates into Rs 10 billion annual loss to the national economy. "Pakistan has been ranked third in the list of countries facing cotton contamination problem," said Dr Sageer, the media liaison unit of Punjab Agriculture Department in a statement issued here. He said that the cotton farmers…Read More

Reducing industrial pollution

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The City District Government of Lahore has recently launched a crackdown on polluting industries located in residential areas and sealed as many as seven such factories on Bund Road and Daroghawala. The factories burn tyres to melt the iron which is later used to produce steel. However, such burning of tyres causes severe environmental pollution in the city. Apart from public health issues, the burning of tyres in factories has certain aspects which are mentioned here for…Read More

Agri experts for reducing rising use of pesticides

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Due to rapid increase in population, the use of pesticides has increased to meet food requirement. However, there is a grave need to minimize the use of pesticide in order to ensure friendly environment. Secretary and Acting Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Dr. Munir Ahmad said this while addressing on the occasion of "No Use of Pesticides Day" at NARC. He appreciated the efforts of scientists and organizers to arrange such an…Read More