Pakistan. 13pc increase in cotton production


The Bahawalpur district managed to produce 13 percent more cotton bales for this season over the corresponding last year.

In total 1.366 million cotton bales were produced in the district which were 13 percent higher than last year.

According to District Agriculture Profile district Bahawalpur comprised of 1514784 acres of land out of which 1062573 acres of land is plantable while 452211 acres of land is uncultivable. The DC was informed that Cholistan consist of 4266000 acres of land while 41000 acres of land is consisting forests. The District Agriculture Department informed that the target for cultivation of cotton for the fiscal year 2018-19 was set for 742700 acres of land which was achieved 100 percent.

According to Cotton Ginning report 1036066 cotton bales were produced.

The pest scouting officials informed that 26035 acres area of the district has been supported by the pest spray. The meeting was also informed that a bag of Engro DAP Fertiliser was sold in Rs 3270, Fatima DAP Fertiliser in Rs 3220 per bag, FFC Urea in Rs 1561 per bag, Engro Urea in Rs 1561 per bag, Engro NG in Rs 2357 per bag, CAN fertiliser in Rs 1312 per bag, FFC SOP fertiliser in Rs 3475 per bag while a bag of FFC MOP fertiliser was sold in Rs 2310 in the district. The meeting was also informed that a fine of Rs 0.150 million was imposed on shopkeepers for selling fertilisers over fixed rates.


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