Contamination of cotton reducing exports level




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

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Reducing industrial pollution


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

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Agri experts for reducing rising use of pesticides


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

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