Agriculture sector offers enormous potential for technological interventions.LAHORE, October 20, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT), in the pursuit of its mandate to attract investment and promote trade in Punjab, is inter alia [Latin, Among other things.] A phrase used in Pleading to designate that a particular statute set out therein is only a part of the statute that is relevant to the facts of the lawsuit and not the entire statute. , engaged in identifying new technologies, inventions and innovations in various economic sectors to boost production and stimulate investment for commercialization of these technological innovations. The effort is to abridge TO ABRIDGE, practice. To make shorter in words, so as to retain the sense or substance. In law it signifies particularly the making of a declaration or count shorter, by taking or severing away some of the substance from it. Brook, tit. Abridgment; Com. Dig. Abridgment; 1 Vin. Ab. 109. the yawning gap and disconnect between research and development and the up-scaling of proven technologies so that higher thresholds of production, efficiency gains and cost-savings could be achieved in the highly competitive market environment. A spokesman of PBIT while giving details in this regard informed that a mechanized mech·a·nize
tr.v. mech·a·nized, mech·a·niz·ing, mech·a·niz·es
1. To equip with machinery: mechanize a factory.
2. system of Rice Intensification The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a method of increasing the yield of rice produced in farming. It was invented in 1983 by the French Jesuit Father Henri de Laulanie in Madagascar. However full testing of the system did not occur until some years later. (MSRI MSRI Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
MSRI Microcircuit and Semiconductor Receiving Inspection ) has been developed by private sector which has led to 50% water efficiency gains, 20% per acre cost savings in inputs and a minimum of 60% increase in yield per acre. The spokesman told that, in this connection, agriculture sector offers enormous potential for technological interventions not only to transform subsistence production system to commercial agriculture but also to induce investment at the value chain level thus benefiting subsistence farmers, progressive farmers and agro-industry in Punjab. Recently, PBIT liaised with the private technology developers in the agriculture sector who have achieved remarkably good results in intensive rice cultivation through a package of input technology, mechanization mechanization
Use of machines, either wholly or in part, to replace human or animal labour. Unlike automation, which may not depend at all on a human operator, mechanization requires human participation to provide information or instruction. and best crop management practices. He further said that the hall mark of the innovation is the development of multiple function agriculture machinery which will help the farmers in securing vertical productivity increase through better land preparation, nursery plantation and fertilization. MSRI technology is guided by motto more from less. The process needs less quantity of rice seed due to plastic mulching-only four lbs of seed are sufficient instead of 10 to 16 lbs used in conventional rice growing practice. The spokesman said that huge opportunities for investment are available in the field of agriculture and as such PBIT is endeavouring to act as a catalyst and proactive facilitator to fully harness this potential for the ultimate benefit of the farmers and agro-industrialists. The spokesman told that Punjab government The Government of Punjab, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Punjab (India) and its 20 districts. It consists of an excecutive, led by the Governor of Punjab, a judiciary and a legislative. has not only embarked on sensitizing sen·si·tize
v. sen·si·tized, sen·si·tiz·ing, sen·si·tiz·es
1. To make sensitive: "The polarity principle . . . and creating awareness among the stakeholders and business ventures but has also adopted specific measures and business friendly policies to build investors confidence and conducive atmosphere for trade and investment. The cumulative impact will be an added impetus to the economic growth and alleviation of poverty. A comprehensive plan of action, involving all stakeholders, has been chalked out by PBIT for implementation and investors and business ventures are being encouraged to initiate new projects in Punjab, concluded the spokesman.
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