Q8. DISCUSS THE PRODUCTION AND AREA UNDER RICE CULTIVATION IN PAKISTAN.
HOW MUCH AREA IS UNDER CULTIVATION OF RICE AND MENTION ALSO IT’S PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN?
HIGHLIGHT THE RICE PRODUCTION AND AREA UNDER ITS CULTIVATION IN PAKISTAN.
Rice is an expensive crop through which Pakistan earns substantial and precious foreign exchange. The share of rice in GDP is 1 .3 per cent while in agriculture its addition is by 5.4 per cent.
The production of rice in 2003-04 was 4884,000 tones in Pakistan which was 8.3 per cent higher than last year. Rice was cultivate on 24,61,000 hectares in 2003-04 which was 10.6 per cent more than the last year.
Increase In production and area under cultivation of rice was due to substantial increase in supply of water.