Avg. Prices Of Commodities in Rs/100Kg: 28 April, 2015: Faisalabad Wheat 3225 Rice Basmati Super (New) 7000 Rice (IRRI) 3250 Sugar 5550 Gram White(local) 3300 Gram Black 5600 Gram Pulse 5875 Moong 12750 Moong Pulse 13750 Mash 12500 Maize 2375 Millet 2475 RapeSeed (Torya) 4750 Potato Fresh 900 Onion 3650 Garlic (China) 11500 Ginger(China) 12700 Tomato 2250 Spinach 1800 Brinjal 2000 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 19250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 6400 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3800 Tinda 9550 Pumpkin 1100 Cauliflower 1400 Peas 5950 Turnip 1200 Radish 1400 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12050 Apple (Golden) 6250 Apple (Ammre) 4300 Banana(DOZENS) 54 Guava 3450 Kinnow (100Pcs) 900 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 22050 Banola Cake 3500 Green Fodder 138 Wheat Straw 563 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 10500 Rice Basmati (385) 5125 Pomegranate(Badana) 23850 Cabbage 1200 Jaggery (گڑ) 5875 Mash Pulse(local) 14500 Gram White(Importedl) 7000 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9250 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 10250 Garlic (Local) 4300 Cucumber (Kheera) 1600 Melon 4300 Watermelon 2050 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 5250 Strawberry 8650 Dates (Aseel) 12500 Green Chilli 4300 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2000 Lemon (Desi) 14600 Lemon (China) 9550 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6300 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2900 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 7650 ¡ Okara Wheat 2938 Rice Basmati Super (New) 7450 Rice (IRRI) 2950 Paddy Basmati 3550 Sugar 5500 Gram White(local) 6250 Gram Black 5900 Gram Pulse 6250 Moong 12950 Moong Pulse 14750 Mash 12950 Mash Pulse(Imported) 14250 Maize 2488 Millet 2400 Sorghum 5800 Potato Fresh 525 Onion 4000 Garlic (China) 12750 Ginger(China) 14750 Tomato 2400 Spinach 1850 Brinjal 2350 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 18250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 8250 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3750 Cauliflower 3400 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 13000 Apple (Golden) 7750 Banana(DOZENS) 44 Banola Cake 3163 Green Fodder 350 Wheat Straw 813 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 11750 Rice Basmati (385) 5550 Cabbage 1700 Jaggery (گڑ) 6225 Gram White(Importedl) 9750 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9900 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 10950 Cucumber (Kheera) 1700 Melon 3550 Watermelon 2400 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 8750 Strawberry 9750 Green Chilli 5250 Lemon (Desi) 15750 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6550 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3750 ¡ Sargodha Wheat 3156 Rice Basmati Super (New) 6750 Sugar 5378 Gram White(local) 7875 Gram Black 5650 Gram Pulse 6344 Moong 11813 Moong Pulse 13313 Mash 15625 Mash Pulse(Imported) 17688 Masoor Whole(local) 9750 Masoor Pulse(local) 10125 Maize 2219 RapeSeed (Torya) 5000 Potato Fresh 1100 Onion 3850 Garlic (China) 11250 Tomato 2450 Spinach 2150 Brinjal 2700 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 6550 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3400 Tinda 8300 Pumpkin 2950 Cauliflower 2950 Peas 7700 Carrot 3850 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11500 Apple (Golden) 9500 Banana(DOZENS) 55 Guava 4250 Green Fodder 538 Wheat Straw 813 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 9750 Cabbage 1900 Jaggery (گڑ) 5750 Cucumber (Kheera) 2300 Green Chilli 5450 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2950 ¡ Multan Wheat 3044 Rice Basmati Super (New) 6125 Rice (IRRI) 3075 Sugar 5465 Gram Black 5750 Gram Pulse 5938 Moong 12625 Moong Pulse 14125 Mash 12625 Mash Pulse(Imported) 14000 Maize 2500 Millet 3032 Sorghum 4875 RapeSeed (Torya) 5188 Potato Fresh 900 Onion 2850 Garlic (China) 9000 Ginger(China) 13000 Tomato 1500 Spinach 1400 Brinjal 1800 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 20750 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 6000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3300 Tinda 8500 Pumpkin 1800 Cauliflower 1600 Peas 6500 Carrot 3500 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11500 Apple (Golden) 7750 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Guava 3500 Kinnow (100Pcs) 995 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 17500 Green Fodder 375 Wheat Straw 563 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 7000 Rice Basmati (385) 4500 Grapefruit(100Pcs) 1700 Groundnut 12625 Cabbage 1100 Jaggery (گڑ) 6200 Gram White(Importedl) 7538 Ginger (Thai) 12000 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9688 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 12500 Garlic (Local) 6500 Cucumber (Kheera) 1800 Melon 5500 Watermelon 2050 Strawberry 5000 Green Chilli 4500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3150 Lemon (Desi) 15000 Lemon (China) 9000 Gram Flour (بیسن) 34765 Sweet Musk Melon 6500 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2100 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 2500 ¡ Vehari Potato Store 750 Onion 3250 Garlic (China) 11750 Ginger(China) 14750 Tomato 1500 Spinach 900 Brinjal 1800 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 6500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 2650 Tinda 6750 Pumpkin 1800 Cauliflower 1300 Peas 7500 Carrot 3750 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 13000 Guava 3750 Green Fodder 275 Wheat Straw 488 Cabbage 1700 Ginger (Thai) 14750 Garlic (Local) 4750 Cucumber (Kheera) 1500 Melon 5250 Watermelon 2250 Strawberry 10500 Green Chilli 4750 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3250 Lemon (Desi) 19000 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2750 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 5750 ¡ Burewala Potato Fresh 810 Onion 3060 Garlic (China) 12600 Ginger(China) 14400 Tomato 1913 Spinach 6 Brinjal 1913 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 6800 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3188 Tinda 8713 Pumpkin 1360 Cauliflower 935 Peas 7750 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11200 Apple (Golden) 9450 Banana(DOZENS) 47 Guava 2763 Green Fodder 337 Wheat Straw 612 Cabbage 1105 Garlic (Local) 5850 Cucumber (Kheera) 1530 Melon 4463 Watermelon 1913 Strawberry 11200 Green Chilli 3528 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3188 Lemon (Desi) 19000 Peach 14550 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2763 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 6375 ¡ Gujrat Rice Basmati Super (New) 8250 Rice (IRRI) 4500 Sugar 5500 Gram White(local) 6200 Gram Black 6200 Gram Pulse 6250 Moong 14400 Moong Pulse 15000 Mash 13400 Masoor Whole(local) 12200 Masoor Pulse(local) 13000 Millet 3650 Potato Fresh 900 Onion 3200 Garlic (China) 11500 Ginger(China) 14500 Tomato 2800 Spinach 3200 Brinjal 2600 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 25800 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 8200 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4000 Cauliflower 4000 Peas 7200 Radish 1600 Carrot 2200 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 15000 Banana(DOZENS) 54 Guava 7200 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1158 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 11300 Cabbage 1800 Jaggery (گڑ) 8000 Mash Pulse(local) 16000 Gram White(Importedl) 8000 Cucumber (Kheera) 1600 Melon 5400 Watermelon 3200 Strawberry 12500 Green Chilli 4500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3200 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6800 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3200 ¡ BahawalPur Wheat 2963 Rice (IRRI) 3160 Sugar 5460 Gram Black 6000 Gram Pulse 5875 Moong 11750 Moong Pulse 14250 Mash 12250 Mash Pulse(Imported) 14000 Maize 2400 Millet 2650 Potato Fresh 900 Onion 3600 Garlic (China) 13000 Ginger(China) 15500 Tomato 1750 Spinach 1600 Brinjal 2000 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 20500 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 7600 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3200 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 17500 Apple (Golden) 11500 Banana(DOZENS) 49 Guava 3000 Green Fodder 375 Wheat Straw 610 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12000 Cabbage 2100 Jaggery (گڑ) 6000 Gram White(Importedl) 7538 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9250 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 10250 Cucumber (Kheera) 2000 Melon 6000 Watermelon 2500 Strawberry 11500 Green Chilli 4400 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 4400 Lemon (Desi) 16000 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6600 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3800 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 4600 ¡ Mailsi Wheat 2844 Potato Fresh 800 Onion 3380 Garlic (China) 11000 Ginger(China) 13010 Tomato 1790 Spinach 777 Brinjal 1775 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 6780 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 2295 Tinda 8720 Cauliflower 1795 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11500 Banana(DOZENS) 48 Cabbage 1260 Cucumber (Kheera) 1625 Melon 3950 Watermelon 2290 Strawberry 8025 Green Chilli 4365 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3700 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3260 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 4813 ¡ LalaMusa Wheat 3200 Rice Basmati Super (New) 7500 Sugar 5400 Gram White(local) 5800 Gram Black 5825 Gram Pulse 5800 Moong 13050 Moong Pulse 14400 Mash 12000 Mash Pulse(Imported) 13150 Masoor Pulse(local) 12360 Maize 2500 Millet 2600 Potato Fresh 900 Potato Store 750 Onion 4650 Garlic (China) 11150 Ginger(China) 14900 Tomato 2600 Spinach 2100 Brinjal 3150 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 20500 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 9000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4100 Tinda 3100 Cauliflower 2250 Peas 4400 Turnip 1600 Radish 1100 Carrot 2600 Apple (Golden) 7000 Banana(DOZENS) 55 Guava 6000 Banola 2800 Banola Cake 3300 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 9300 Cabbage 2100 Jaggery (گڑ) 7200 Mash Pulse(local) 16000 Gram White(Importedl) 7650 Ginger (Thai) 11350 Masoor Whole (Imported) 5450 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 11000 Garlic (Local) 7100 Cucumber (Kheera) 2100 Melon 6000 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 15000 Strawberry 14000 Lemon (Other) 8000 Green Chilli 6100 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3100 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6300 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3100 ¡ MandiBahaudin Wheat 2950 Rice Basmati Super (New) 6750 Paddy Basmati 3450 Sugar 5625 Masoor Whole(local) 7900 Maize 2900 Millet 2950 RapeSeed (Torya) 6100 Potato Fresh 900 Onion 4750 Garlic (China) 12800 Ginger(China) 14800 Tomato 3000 Spinach 1600 Brinjal 2000 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 9800 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3300 Tinda 5750 Cauliflower 2500 Peas 3300 Turnip 1150 Radish 1600 Carrot 2500 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 13250 Apple (Golden) 5450 Banana(DOZENS) 61 Guava 6050 Banola 3650 Banola Cake 3850 Cabbage 2500 Jaggery (گڑ) 6750 Cucumber (Kheera) 2000 Melon 3300 Strawberry 10150 Green Chilli 5250 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2500 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2500 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 6050 ¡ PirMahal Potato Fresh 950 Onion 2900 Garlic (China) 10600 Ginger(China) 11300 Tomato 2300 Spinach 640 Brinjal 2300 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3300 Cauliflower 1600 Peas 7200 Carrot 1175 Apple (Golden) 7200 Banana(DOZENS) 46 Guava 3300 Cabbage 1900 Cucumber (Kheera) 1660 Melon 5300 Watermelon 1500 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 11600 Green Chilli 5300 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3400 Lemon (China) 7170 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2200 ¡ JamPur Potato Fresh 950 Potato Store 650 Onion 3250 Garlic (China) 12800 Ginger(China) 17800 Tomato 1400 Spinach 850 Brinjal 1900 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 7750 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 2800 Tinda 5800 Banana(DOZENS) 6200 Cucumber (Kheera) 1900 Melon 2750 Watermelon 1900 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 16600 Green Chilli 4750 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 4250 Lemon (China) 17300 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2900 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 3400 ¡ Chakwal Wheat 3063 Rice Basmati Super (New) 8900 Rice (IRRI) 3950 Sugar 5425 Gram White(local) 5650 Gram Black 5250 Gram Pulse 6200 Moong 9250 Moong Pulse 15000 Mash 2600 Mash Pulse(Imported) 12875 Maize 3150 Millet 3150 Sorghum 5350 RapeSeed (Torya) 7100 Potato Fresh 950 Onion 4300 Garlic (China) 11750 Ginger(China) 12250 Tomato 2550 Spinach 2000 Brinjal 2550 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 16250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 7000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3650 Tinda 1600 Cauliflower 1650 Peas 6850 Radish 1250 Carrot 1700 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10250 Apple (Golden) 9100 Apple (Ammre) 6200 Banana(DOZENS) 50 Guava 3900 Kinnow (100Pcs) 800 Banola 3750 Green Fodder 325 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 11500 Rice Basmati (385) 6200 Cabbage 1700 Jaggery (گڑ) 7350 Garlic (Local) 7000 Cucumber (Kheera) 2500 Melon 3100 Green Chilli 3400 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2650 Lemon (China) 8250 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6650 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3300 ¡ Jhelum Potato Fresh 1100 Onion 3750 Garlic (China) 11500 Ginger(China) 13000 Tomato 2500 Spinach 1750 Brinjal 2000 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 6500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3250 Tinda 3250 Cauliflower 3250 Peas 7000 Turnip 2250 Radish 1500 Carrot 1500 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11100 Apple (Golden) 7500 Apple (Ammre) 5000 Banana(DOZENS) 55 Guava 6500 Kinnow (100Pcs) 520 Cabbage 2500 Garlic (Local) 8000 Cucumber (Kheera) 1900 Melon 3750 Watermelon 2750 Strawberry 12250 Green Chilli 8500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2750 Lemon (Desi) 18000 Peach 12000 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3250 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 6000 ¡ Mianwali Wheat 3100 Sugar 5100 Gram Black 5600 Gram Pulse 6450 Moong 9475 Moong Pulse 13950 Masoor Pulse(local) 12850 Maize 4750 Millet 2600 RapeSeed (Torya) 7100 Potato Fresh 1370 Onion 5215 Garlic (China) 12900 Tomato 3200 Brinjal 3465 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 20000 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 8890 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3465 Tinda 4215 Banana(DOZENS) 80 Guava 7465 Banola 3000 Green Fodder 650 Wheat Straw 650 Jaggery (گڑ) 7750 Mash Pulse(local) 11800 Cucumber (Kheera) 2390 Melon 4465 Watermelon 3465 Green Chilli 7890 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 5890 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5400 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3890 ¡ RajanPur Potato Fresh 900 Onion 2600 Tomato 1350 Brinjal 1400 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 7000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 2500 Tinda 6000 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 14000 Cabbage 800 Cucumber (Kheera) 2200 Melon 2500 Watermelon 1750 Green Chilli 3300 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3000 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2100 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 2750 ¡ Khanpur Wheat 2850 Rice Basmati Super (New) 7750 Rice (IRRI) 3125 Sugar 5325 Gram White(local) 6550 Gram Black 6038 Gram Pulse 6450 Moong Pulse 15900 Mash Pulse(Imported) 14750 Masoor Whole(local) 12200 Masoor Pulse(local) 14100 Potato Fresh 810 Onion 2610 Garlic (China) 14175 Ginger(China) 14175 Tomato 1800 Spinach 1080 Brinjal 1320 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 4600 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4200 Tinda 7000 Pumpkin 1400 Peas 7000 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1167 Green Fodder 300 Wheat Straw 550 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 9500 Cabbage 1400 Mash Pulse(local) 16250 Gram White(Importedl) 8900 Masoor Whole (Imported) 10550 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 10900 Cucumber (Kheera) 1400 Melon 4200 Watermelon 2000 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 15525 Strawberry 8400 Green Chilli 4200 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 5400 Lemon (Desi) 16600 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6450 Sweet Musk Melon 5000 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2200 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 5400 ¡ ChackJhumra Rice Basmati Super (New) 7000 Sugar 5450 Gram White(local) 5600 Gram Black 5450 Gram Pulse 5900 Moong Pulse 13900 Mash 12500 Masoor Pulse(local) 9250 Potato Fresh 850 Onion 4650 Garlic (China) 15250 Ginger(China) 15250 Tomato 3150 Spinach 1400 Brinjal 3150 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 19250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 8150 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4050 Tinda 12250 Cauliflower 1500 Peas 8250 Radish 1600 Apple (Golden) 8150 Apple (Ammre) 5700 Banana(DOZENS) 52 Guava 3150 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 14250 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 10500 Rice Basmati (385) 5250 Pomegranate(Badana) 23250 Cabbage 2000 Mash Pulse(local) 14500 Garlic (Local) 6250 Cucumber (Kheera) 2000 Melon 4400 Watermelon 2600 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 12750 Strawberry 8750 Green Chilli 4650 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3100 Lemon (Desi) 14250 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5900 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3100 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 8250 ¡ Shorkot Potato Fresh 950 Onion 4400 Garlic (China) 11800 Ginger(China) 12500 Tomato 2500 Spinach 1825 Brinjal 2700 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 7500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3800 Tinda 9100 Banana(DOZENS) 50 Guava 3600 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 21500 Cabbage 1425 Cucumber (Kheera) 1825 Melon 5500 Watermelon 2025 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 11500 Green Chilli 3200 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2500 Lemon (China) 1300 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3200 ¡ Kalurkot Wheat 2900 Rice Basmati Super (New) 8900 Rice (IRRI) 3350 Sugar 5450 Gram White(local) 5350 Gram Black 5350 Gram Pulse 6250 Moong Pulse 15350 Masoor Pulse(local) 10900 Potato Fresh 900 Onion 3250 Garlic (China) 12250 Tomato 2250 Brinjal 2250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 6250 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 2250 Pumpkin 3250 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11500 Apple (Golden) 10750 Banana(DOZENS) 40 Orange(100Pcs) 650 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 11900 Mash Pulse(local) 13350 Gram White(Importedl) 9350 Masoor Pulse 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World Soil Day observed : ‘40,000 hectares of fertile land becoming saline annually in Pakistan’

By Amar Guriro

world-soil-dayKARACHI: The fertility of land is reducing and the situation is so worst that United Nations (UN) Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with Global Soil Partnership (GSP) is observing World Soil Day as an awareness-raising platform.

Soil experts in Sindh disclosed that around 40,000 hectares of fertile lands of Pakistan, majority in Sindh were becoming saline every year due to salty ground water, which needs serious reclamation and rehabilitation.

“The total cultivated areas of 5.45 million hectares, nearly 57 percent are currently fallow, which is the highest in the country and reflects on the poor water availability, mismanagement and ill-practices of irrigation systems in the province,” Waheed Jamali, Executive Director, Society for Environmental Actions, Reconstruction and Humanitarian response (SEARCH) Pakistan told Daily Times.

SEARCH Pakistan is the only Pakistani partner that is observing the day in collaboration with Global Soil Partnership and FAO in the country.

Jamali said total land area of Sindh, 14.1 million hectares, represents 18 percent of total geographical area of Pakistan, which is 79.61 million hectares, out of which nearly 39 percent or 5.45 million hectares are cultivable.

He said that about 9.9 percent is cultivable wastes and 0.57 million hectares or 4.8 per cent is under forestry and the remaining 8.65 million hectares or 44.2 percent is not available for cultivation.

Out of the salt free, ie cultivated or cropped areas, which are 3.079 million hectares or 57 percent, about 2.321 million hectares (or 42 percent) are salt-affected, Jamali added.

Renowned land rights expert Punhal Sario said that the fertile lands of Pakistan are becoming saline at the rate of 40,000 hectares annually. “This shows that 109 hectares of our land is converting into saline daily. This situation is very alarming, particularly in Sindh, as it is happening faster in this province. The climate of Sindh is arid and hot. It has been observed with concern that since the last couple of decades, the cropped areas have declined,” he said.

Taj Mari, leader of Bhandar Hari Sangat, an NGO said that the use of prime agriculture land for non-agriculture purpose is one of the major problems. The unplanned expansion of towns and industrial estates such as growing cities of Sindh like Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas are encroaching on very good agriculture lands. Moreover, he said that mining of fertile topsoil for brick casting was also reducing the agricultural potential of affected lands.

 

Courtesy Daily Times

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