In the wake of recent wheat crisis in Pakistan, a spokesperson from agriculture department said, “Wheat production in Pakistan was affected by the weeds which reduced the overall production of wheat by 42 percent, the country has also faced 41 percent loss in cotton production, 39 percent in rice, 35 percent in sugarcane, 47 percent in Maize, 55 percent in pulses, 45 percent in oil-seed and 89 percent in vegetable crops.
According to the figures provided by the Agriculture Department, it was a huge loss in corps production. The department also advised farmers to take precautionary measures to remove weeds and it a top priority to curb further losses.
The spokesperson said weeds not only affected the production of corps but also damaged the quality of the grains. The figures came out after the full-scale survey which was conducted by the experts of the agriculture department. The government of Pakistan has already made necessary arrangements to fight the wheat crisis, the government’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the import of 300,000 tonnes expensive wheat in order to overcome the wheat shortage in the country.