The Federal Committee on Agriculture established targets for major kharif crops 2021-22 including 10.5 million bales cotton,8.2 million tonnes rice and 74.84m tonnes sugarcane.
As per FCA the wheat production target for this year was at 26.04m tonnes which was increased 1.7 percent over last year.
Cotton will be planted in an area of 2.33m hectares, rice over 3.07m hectares and sugarcane on an area of 1.18m hectares. The target for maize production was set at 6.8 million tonnes. Production targets for mung, mash and chilies were also set.
Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhr Imam came to know about the shortage of 16 percent of water for the Kharif crops during the meeting chaired by himself. Water availability in canal heads is expected at 67.60m acre-feet (MAF) for Kharif crops during April-September 2021 period. Currently, all the provinces are getting satisfactory water supplies in the system.