Production of sugarcane, rice increase: FCA

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Islamabad

Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) here on Thursday was informed that the output of all major Kharif Crops including sugarcane, rice, oil seeds and pulses witnessed significant growth.
The FCA met here with Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam in chair and reviewed the progress of Kharif crops and set the production targets of Rabi crops.The meeting was informed that area under sugarcane cultivation in Punjab increased by 20.68% as compared to last year, Sindh by 0.96%, Balochistan 3.37%, where as area under sugarcane in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa decreased by 0.8%.
As compared to the previous year, sugarcane production in Punjab grew by 21.18%, in Sindh, it increased by 0.53%, KPK increased 0.14% and sugarcane production in Balochistan increased by 9.54%.
In addition, the area under rice cultivation in Punjab enhanced by 20.30% as compared to the previous year, in KPK increased by 0.25% and the area under rice in Balochistan increased by 1.77%, where as it was decreased in Sindh.
Meanwhile, rice production in Punjab witnessed 20.27% growth during the season, where as in Sindh it was decreased by 3.24%.—APP

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