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Punjab encourages drip, sprinkler irrigation under PIPIP

Government of Punjab is encouraging drip & sprinkler irrigation (High Efficiency Irrigation System) under on-going Punjab Irrigated-Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project (PIPIP) for saving water in field. Under this project, Agriculture Department is installing drip & sprinkler irrigation on subsidy basis in the fields of farmers. Drip irrigation system is suitable for crop cultivation when irrigation water or rainwater is not ...

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Tarbela Dam reaches to maximum storage level of 1550 feet

The country’s key water reservoir, Tarbela Dam filled on Monday morning to its maximum storage level of 1550 feet. This was officially confirmed by Indus River System Authority (Irsa) and Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda). According to Wapda, 6.047 MAF water to the tune of maximum live storage capacity of Tarbela has been stored in the reservoir whereas inflows ...

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Coca Cola arranges media study tour with UNDP, MGPO in Skardu

Coca-Cola arranged a media study tour at the Food and Water Security Project site in Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) and Mountain and Glacier Protection Organisation (MGPO).The $36,000 project which has replenished more than 2 billion litres back to the communities since 2016, is currently in its phase 3 and is funded by ...

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Soybean gives good result, when grown on well drained, fertile loamy soils.

It gives good result, when grown on well drained, fertile loamy soils. pH of 6 to 7.5 is favourable for optimum yield of soybean. Water logged, saline/alkaline soils are not suitable for its cultivation. Low temperature affect crop severely.Apply FYM or well decomposed [email protected] ton/acre. Also apply [email protected] kg and [email protected] kg in form of [email protected] and [email protected] kg per ...

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Radish can be cultivated throughout the year but October to January is the best period.

Radish is essentially a cold-season crop and can be cultivated throughout the year but October to January is the best period. The high temperature of summer causes the plant to develop small tops, and roots rapidly become pithy and strongly pungent after reaching maturity. For this reason it is difficult to produce quality radish during midsummer.Because radish grows rapidly, a ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan to make 50,000 acres of land cultivable

Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government formally launched a $120 million agriculture development project which would help irrigate around 50,000 acres of barren land in the mountainous region.The seven-year project, called the Economic Transformation Initiative, has been co-funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).“This is the biggest agri-development project of G-B and we are hopeful things will improve dramatically by the ...

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