Agricultural Products of Punjab

by on November 12, 2009
in Agriculture in Pakistan

Agricultural Products of Punjab

The province of Punjab in Pakistan is blessed with rich alluvial soil. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Punjab. The tributaries of River Indus flowing through the province have made farming easy. It also has the world’s largest canal system to supply water for irrigation purposes to far flung areas. Punjab produces 68% of the food grain of the country and for this reason is known as the Bread Basket of Pakistan.

Wheat and cotton are the major crops and are grown on a large scale. Other crops include rice, sugarcane, pulses, millet, corn, oilseeds, vegetables and fruits.

Cotton and rice are cash crops and are exported abroad and so is tobacco. The citrus fruits grown (keno) and mangoes of Punjab are also exported to the Gulf countries.

Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar Khan, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Okara, Khushab are some regions where wheat, cotton and rice are grown. Tobacco is mostly grown in Multan, Sialkot and Gujranwala.

Author MairaS:
Webpreneur. CEO ContentCreatorZ Pakistan. Managing Partner Media Marketing Services.


One Response to “Agricultural Products of Punjab”
  1. Mukhtar Ahmed says:

    can the farmers of Punjab can export their kinnow to other countries
    easilly .please explane the ways to export kinnow now.

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