Maize to be grown over 1,330.7 thousand hectares

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Islamabad

Maize crop to be cultivated over 1,330.7 thousand hectares during crop sowing season 2021-22 in order to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as for exporting.

The crop production targets for the period under review were fixed at 6,855 thousand tons by achieving an estimated per-hectare output of 904 kg per hectare, said an official in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

Talking to APP here on Friday, he said that during current season maize to be cultivated over 859.9 thousand hectares in Punjab to produce about 5, 950.9 thousand tons, adding that maize was a major crop of the country used for making different bakery items and used in feed manufacturing for poultry Industry.

He informed that country fetched a reasonable foreign exchange by exporting the above mentioned commodity to different countries.

In Punjab maize output were estimated at 6,916 kg per- hectares during the season and output in Sindh was fixed at 1, 111 kg per- hectare, he added.—APP

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