ISLAMABAD: The Senate status Committee on national food security and research turned into informed on Thursday that the government has fixed cotton production target of 15.02m bales on a place of three.28m hectares this year.

.Sowing has up to now been finished on 2.44m hectares to reap 2.785m bales, the committee became informed.

Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah chaired the meeting which became attended through senators Seemee Zaidi, Mir Kabeer Shahi, Najma Hameed, Minister for countrywide meals safety and studies Mahboob Sultan, Secretary country wide food security and research Hashim Popalzai, MD Passco and member Irsa.

concerning the inspiration of the unique committee on agriculture which had proposed to impose responsibility on cotton imports, the committee become knowledgeable that summaries has been moved for help rate. The summaries were despatched to our bodies involved and perspectives are awaited from Ministry of trade and the Federal Board of sales.

dealing with Director Passco informed the meeting that torrential rains and hailstorms on the essential time of harvesting not best broken the standing crop however consistent with acre yield was additionally affected.

regarding availability of water, the Irsa reliable informed the committee that general reservoir function as of Thursday changed into 2.512 million acre toes (MAF) in opposition to 1.818MAF in ultimate 12 months and no scarcity is being determined as of today. The expected water availability this 12 months is 47.77MAF against 39.40MAF in last yr, he stated.

posted in sunrise, June 14th, 2019