Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Balkh agricultural yield witnesses 30pc boost: Official

Balkh agricultural yield witnesses 30pc boost: Official

Dec 05, 2015 - 16:21

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The agricultural yield of northern Balkh province has increased by 30 percent, over the past few years, an official said on Saturday.

In an exclusive interview, Director of AgricultureKatib Shams told Pajhwok Afghan News the agricultural yield had gone up in several northern provinces.

He linked the boost to the provision of agricultural inputs such as improved wheat seeds, establishment of thousands of orchards and other facilities for growers.

Shams estimated the increaseat 30 percent in 2015 over the past previous years, saying they had purchased 9,000 tonnes of wheat from farmers to be stocked for use in emergency situations in the province.

Thedepartment has also started distribution of 380 tonnes of wheat seeds across the province besides establishing orchards over 6,000 hectares of land in Balkh.

They had launched work on the construction of cold storage facilities, fruit-processing facilities and improved seed varietynurseries, he said, urging the government to pay more attention to the vital sector.




Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.



Twitter Update