However, the Sindh government has stepped back from its previous insurance plan by utilising its own funds and decided to get insurance of the crops from commercial banks and insurance companies.
The locusts have attacked standing crops of wheat, mustard and potatoes on hundreds of acres farmlands in Kumair, Harappa, Bangla, Cheechawatani and other areas of the region.
Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Wednesday said that the government was committed to mitigate negative effects of climate change on crops.
In an unprecedented move to facilitate growers, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Thursday said that farmers will be directly paid the price of wheat, sugarcane and other crops.
India had its driest June in five years due to a delay in monsoon rains, the weather department said late on Sunday
MIAMI: Rising carbon dioxide levels from global warming will drastically reduce the amount of protein in staple crops like rice and wheat, leaving vulnerable populations at risk of growth stunting and early death, experts warned Wednesday. Researchers say they still don't understand how or why carbon dioxide emissions sap protein and other nutrients from plants, but the mystery is one that could have devastating consequences across the globe. An additional 150 million people globally may be at risk of protein…
KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Saturday said that PPP would fully participate with the peasants in their protest because the federal government has ruined the country’s agriculture and the growers of crops in past three years.
WASHINGTON: Global warming could elevate disease, ravage crops and push 100 million more people into poverty without action to prevent it, the World Bank warned in a disturbing new report Sunday.