FAISALABAD – Orange production has been decreased in Pakistan lowering it at 20th number from ninth in the list of the world biggest orange producing countries.
Due to unavailability of new technology, harsh weather, less facilities of transportation of agri-products, agricultural equipment,Polishing and packing has decreased the production of orange in Pakistan.
According to Citrus Fruit Growers Association Faisalabad the production of orange has decreased due to less facilities, unawareness in farmers about new ways of orange growing and water issues for agriculture are the main causes of decrease in orange growth.
Adding to this association also pointed out that India is building new dams on our rivers which is alarming for agricultural sector of Pakistan.
Further more due to price hikes of agricultural equipments and low sailing rates of products are also discouraging factors for farmers.
Association has requested government to divert focus on agriculture and take necessary actions to facilitate the farmers.
It is important to highlight that ZBTL is also not taking solid steps to groom the agriculture sector. This falling trend in production is alarming situation for Pakistan.
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