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    Illegal excavation of Kapisa mines underway

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Because of government negligence to utilize natural resources for the welfare of nation and state, majority of mines in central Kapisa province were being excavated illegally and in an unregulated way, director of mines department said.

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    Balkh copper industry on the verge of collapse

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The once flourishing copper industry is teetering on the verge of collapse in northern Balkh province, thanks to imports of cheap foreign goods, residents say.

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    Sar-i-Pul grape yield up, but rates down

    SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Farmers said on Friday the production of grapes in northern Sar-i-Pul province had considerably increased this year, but the market had been bearish.

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    Paktika farmers concerned at fall in wheat yield

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Wheat yield has declined in southeaster Paktika province this year, residents said on Friday, voicing concerns at a possible shortage of the staple crop.

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    Steady decline in LPG prices promised

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Commerce and Industries on Thursday announced with the arrival of the first shipment of 4,000 tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Turkmenistan, the consumer price would decline significantly.

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    Flour price up in, other items steady

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of flour increased, but rates of other commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

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    Experts stress transparency in mining contracts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts say safe mine management could help Afghanistan achieve autarky, but the country could face a

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    Election crisis: Kunduz mining revenue dips

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Income generated from mines has declined in northern Kunduz province following the withdrawal of foreign troops and due to the lingering electoral crisis, an official said on Monday.

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    Nangarhar witnesses record high olive yield

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The production of olive oil has increased by 10 times in eastern Nangarhar province compared to its last year’s yield, an official said on Thursday.

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    Legal mining key to economic self-sufficiency

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan can become economically self-sufficient if its mineral riches are excavated in a professional and transparent way, some geologists and experts believe.