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HRCP demands five-year plan for agri uplift

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded a five-year plan for uplift of the agriculture sector in the country. Zohra Yusuf, chairperson HRCP, raised the demand in a statement here on Wednesday with reference to the third Peasants National Convention. The HRCP fully supports expeditious recognition of the farming community's rights and…

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November 19, 2014

 

Agri credit disbursement up by 15.49% to Rs 294.53 bln in 11 months of FY13

Web DeskKARACHI: Agricultural credit disbursement by banks surged by 15.49 percent on year-on-year basis to Rs 294.53 billion in eleven months (July-May, FY 2013) of the current fiscal year (2012-13). In absolute terms, disbursement of credit to the agriculture sector increased by over Rs 39.51 billion in July-May, FY 2013 when compared with the total…

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June 21, 2013

 

Agri sector backbone of economy: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that agriculture is the backbone of economy and all-out efforts must be made to boost agriculture sector and well-being of the farmer’s community.He was talking to the Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Nazar Mohammad Gondal who called on him at the PM House on Saturday….

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November 22, 2008

 

Agri tax to be opposed by farmers: JI

KHANEWAL: Agricultural income tax, if imposed, will be opposed countrywide by the farming community, said Jamaat-e-Islami district ameer Aziz Latif. Talking to the media here Saturday, he said ours is an agriculture-base economy, and farmers are already facing serious problems like exorbitant prices of fertilizer and other inputs, paucity of irrigation water, non-sale of cotton…

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November 22, 2008

 

Agri credit soars over 16 pct to Rs.57.60 BN

KARACHI: Disbursement of credit to the agriculture sector by commercial and specialized banks has increased 16.20 percent year-on-year to Rs 57.60 billion during the first four months (July-October) of the current fiscal year (2008-09). Agricultural credit disbursement, in absolute terms, rose by Rs 8.031 billion in July-October 2008 period when compared with disbursement of Rs…

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November 20, 2008

 

Agri sector needs radical changes to ensure food security: PARC Chairman

ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Dr. Zafar Altaf stressed upon the agriculture scientists and supporting staff to work hard for bringing radical changes for the development of agriculture sector. “The agriculture development should help people get cheap food and fiber requirements,” he said while addressing the scientists and employees of PPARC at National…

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November 18, 2008

 

Punjab Govt. wants drip irrigation technology to promote agri sector

BEIJING: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said here Tuesday that his government was serious in introducing the innovative drip irrigation technology to bring large desert areas under cultivations. Talking to a delegation led by Director General National Center of Efficient Irrigation Engineering and Technology Research, Xinjiang Mr. Huang Yaoxin at a breakfast meeting, Shahbaz…

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November 18, 2008

 

PCBL issuing Rs.12.5 bln agri loans with insurance cover

LAHORE: Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank Limited is disbursing loan amounting Rs 12.5 billion for rabbi crop for the year 2008-09, and also providing insurance cover of life and crop to loan holders. GM PCBL Tariq Pervez Dar said here Friday that loans up to Rs.200,000 are being issued to farmers without any surety through registered…

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November 14, 2008

 

Govt all for promoting agri-sector: Gilani

KALASHAH KAKU: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that agriculture is the back bone of national economy and government is making all out efforts to promote this sector, with special focus on modernisation through research. Speaking after inaugurating wheat sowing ceremony here at the Rice Research Institute, Kalashah Kaku, on Wednesday, Prime Minister…

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November 12, 2008

 

ASF produces BRC-trained professionals for agri-business market

ISLAMABAD: Agri-business Support Fund (ASF) has successfully produced British Retail Consortium (BRC)) professionals in the agribusiness sector of Pakistan. This is a unique initiative, undertaken for the first time in Pakistan, keeping in view the growing demand by the Pakistani exporters of fruits and vegetables to European market, says a statement of the ASF issued…

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November 6, 2008

 
 
 
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