Improving water productivity vital for sustainable rice production

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Improving water productiveness is important for sustainable rice manufacturing and boosting rice exports from the current $2 billion to $5 billion. Pakistan Basmati Heritage Association (PBHA) Director Sheikh Adnan Aslam made these remarks at ‘Khushal Kissan’ seminar. Rice farmers from Jhang district and key individuals of PBHA together with Ch Muhammad Shahzad & Raja Arsalan attended the development.

The farmers to adopt international rice usual of sustainable rice platform convened by UNE & IRRI for promoting useful resource potency and sustainability.


Imran Sheikh —COORDINATOR PBHA

Sheikh Adnan Aslam shared the challenge & objectives of PBHA for meeting demanding situations and motion plan for promotion and preservation of basmati rice in manufacturing and export. He said the rustic used to be facing a looming water disaster.Director Punjab Seed Corporation Malik Imtiaz advised the farmers to make use of certified seed for increasing yield and quality of rice. He appreciated the initiative of PBHA for providing healthy and authorized seed on sponsored fee to the farmers.

Former Chairman REAP Ch Masood Iqbal suggested the federal government to introduce new basmati types for ensuring productivity and pest resistance. Praising PBHA undertaking, he termed it a ray of hope for the rice sector. Coordinator PBHA Imran Sheikh urged the farmers to adopt international rice usual of sustainable rice platform convened by UNE & IRRI for promoting useful resource potency and sustainability.

Senior Manager & Head Advisory Services FFC Rao Muhammad Tariq shared his perspectives about balanced use of fertilizers and the significance of potash & micronutrients in boosting rice productiveness, quality and profitability. Zonal Manager North Engro Fertilizers Naeem Farukh highlighted the balanced use of fertilizers by means of following 4R principles (proper sort, proper dose, proper position & proper time). Deputy Director On-Farm Water Management Tariq Maqbool briefed the contributors about dwindling water resources and highlighted the importance of precision land leveling for making improvements to water potency, yield & source of revenue.

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