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PCRWR declares 22 water brands not drinkable

Islamabad—Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has revealed that in an analytical findings 22 brands of mineral water were found to be unsafe due to chemical or microbiological contamination.

These brands included Coral Water, HI-Fresh, New Nation, Pak Aqua, HFC, Total, NG Fresh Water, ECO, Al-Habib, Silver, ORION, Aqua Arabia, Well Care, Desert Dew, New Deep, Lite Aqua, Aqua Smart, Avalon Pure Water, New Smart Aqua, Mazan Pure, Royal Blue and Aqua National, said a press release issued here otherday.

Federal Minister, MoST Visits Farmer's Day held at Muridke, District Sheikhupura

A farmer day was held on Sunday the 10th April, 2016 at Muridke, Sheikhupura to promote raised-bed and zero tillage cultivation of wheat. Raised-bed wheat trials have been conducted on 4 acres whereas on 1 acre zero tillage techniques have been used. The entire rest farm (70 acres) was under conventional wheat plantation. Around 70 farmers visited the field whereby introductory banners and standees were placed for information in Urdu. The farmers shown interest in the technologies due to visible better health of it's crop. It was revealed by the site farmer namely Mr.

Asia especially Pakistan likely to face severe water crisis by 2050

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Asia, the continent that houses roughly half he world’s population, will face a “high risk of severe water stress” by 2050, if the current environmental, economical and population growth persists, warns a new study.

According to the Khaleej Times, the findings showed that the median amounts of projected growth and climate change in the next 35 years in Asia would lead to about 1 billion more people becoming “water-stressed” compared to the present time.

World Water Day 2016: Better Water - Better Jobs

To mark the World Water Day (WWD) 2016, PCRWR in collaboration with the multi-stakeholders i.e. World Health Organization (WHO), UNESCO, Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF), National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), and Riphah International University organized an awareness seminar on March 30 focusing on the theme 'Better Water – Better Jobs'.

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