61% Cotton, 70% paddy seed available for upcoming Kharif Season

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 18 (APP): As much as 24,501 metric tons of cotton seed will be available for sowing during the upcoming Kharif season (2016-17), which is about 61 percent of the total seed requirements of the country.

The availability of quality cotton seed in Punjab stands at 20,537 metric tons, 66 percent of total seed requirements in the provinces, according to the official figures.

The seed availability in Sind would be about 3950 metric tons, which would cater to the 48 percent demand for the seed in the provinces. Similarly, the 15 metric tons of cotton seed will be available in Khyber Pakhtunkha which is 29 percent of the requirements of the province, the official data revealed.