water scarcity is one of the top threat faced by the human race today.
It necessitates a revolutionary change in the outlook about finding
alternate water resources, stopping the wastage, latest desalination
technologies which are affordable and the last but not least end to
environmental degradation. PAGE highlights the issue which is
global in nature but local in implications.
The government has
constituted a broad-based "Sugar Board" to identify and
address the problems faced by the sugar industry in Pakistan. The
Board will identify issues pertaining to research and development of
sugarcane with regard to crop varieties, quality seed, seed treatment,
fertilizers, pesticides, insect pests, diseases, integrated
post-management, and provide guidelines for the improvement in
productivity of sugarcane.
economy has shown sustained improvement in the first quarter of
current financial year. The September 11, 2001 exogenous incident
added to the difficulties being faced by Pakistan. However, sentiments
following the attacks were different from previous shocks. The reforms
being implemented have improved Pakistan's macroeconomic fundamentals,
making the country more resilient to such shocks.