Published: Tuesday 15 June 1999

Pakistan's Punjab government has decided to launch a campaign to check marketing of substandard zinc sulphate used by farmers to get a higher yield of rice crop. The additional secretary (planning) Arif Nadeem said that the use of substandard zinc sulphate was the major factor responsible for low rice yield in the province. He said that a campaign would be launched after May 20 for collecting samples of the chemical from manufacturing units, warehouses and outlets. He added that those found dealing in the substandard product would be prosecuted.

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