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Mung bean (Vignaradiata L.) belongs to family Papilionaceae. It is an important pulse crop in South and Southeast Asia and is widely used due to its nutritional value. It is used in various forms such as cooked foods, mixed with different vegetables and meat as well as different types of cakes and noodles is also formed by using mung bean. In Pakistan, mung bean is grown on an area of 218,000 ha with annual production of 138.46 thousand tons. Mung bean has a high nutritional value. There
Soil salinity is a serious problem in Pakistan that reduces the crops yield. In Pakistan, about 6.281 million hectares of land are salt-affected, out of which 1.89 million hectares are saline, 1.85 million hectares are permeable saline-sodic, 1.02 million hectares are impermeable saline-sodic and 0.028 million hectares are sodic in nature. It is estimated that out of 1.89 million hectares saline patches, 0.45 million hectares are in Punjab, 0.94 million hectares in Sindh and 0.5 million
STAFF REPORT LHR: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has recently been signed between the Punjab government and China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for mechanical mining of coal in the Salt Range.
Secretary Minerals Dr Arshad Mahmood signed the MoU on behalf of the Punjab government and Vice-President Jingkai on behalf of CMEC, says a press release issued here.
Under the agreement, the CMEC will carry out mechanical mining of coal in the Salt Range, to be used at coal-