Agriculture in Pakistan: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Pakistan declares national emergency to counter the attack of locust swarms

Pakistan has recently witnessed its worst locust attack ever in decades and has declared national emergency for tackling their attack. The insects are reported to have destroyed crops on a large scale in Punjab, the main agricultural region of the country. The swarms of locust are currently found on the Pakistan-India border along Cholistan. The ..

Government increases MSP of major Kharif crops

The government increased Minimum Support Price (MSPs) of primary kharif crops for the 2012-13 by up to 53 % that triggered concerns about further rise in food inflation. Why this rise in MSP (as it will trigger concerns about further rise in food inflation)? The raise was recommended by Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices ..

Government forms NCFC to provide in season crop forecasts, assessment of drought situation

The government launched National Crop Forecast Centre (NCFC) in New Delhi. The NCFC, named after great Indian statistician P.C. Mahalanobis, has been set up in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). With the technical support from Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad and National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, NCFC will start providing crops forecasts and drought ..