Pakistan intends to produce 4.87 mln tons of potatoes and 2.22 mln tons of onions

The government of Pakistan has set a target to produce some 4.87 million of potatoes and 2.22 million tons of onions during the 2020-21 rabi season, in order to fulfil both domestic requirements and exports.

During the current season, 191.6 million hectares land are under potato cultivation, whereas onions are grown over 165 million hectares respectively, said an official in the Ministry of National food Security and Research.

Some 6.25 million tons of tomato and 13.85 million tons of chilli pepper production targets were fixed under minor crop production scheme for the 2020-21 rabi season.

Apart from this, Pakistan spent US$135.3 million on the import of pulses or leguminous vegetables during first quarter of financial year 2020-21 as compared to US $ 118.7 million of corresponding period of last year.


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