Progress/ Activity Report, September, 2013

Progress/Activity Report, September, 2013

Name of the Department : National Veterinary Laboratories, Islamabad

Month of Activity: September, 2013

S#

Official Task/ Activity

Status of the Task/ Activity

Remarks

 

1.

Service delivery and regulatory support to livestock farmers, exporters, federal and provincial veterinary services enhanced by 10% to around 18,000 tests for the year 2013- 2014 in the areas as follows:-

  • Disease diagnostics, surveillance and allied tests
  • FMD/PPR ELISA & molecular diagnosis
  • Vaccine quality control
  • Residues & drug testing

•  2635 analysis (September, 2013)

 

 

•  544

•  1921

•  13

•  157

Reduction in operational funds will have negative impact

2.

  • Improved sample receipts mechanism through enhanced coordination and introduction of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Networking with eight provincial laboratories

•  Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Pakistan, test version software tested and changes suggested as per requirement

 

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3.

  • Remaining staff as NAPHIS component recruited for improved deployment and management

•  Arrangements under discussion with NAPHIS

 

Fund release issues continued

4.

  • Strengthen availability of technical and material support from foreign and local collaborations (GCP/Pak/123/USA and GCP/Pak/127/USA)

 

•  Collaboration continued

•  FMD virus isolations (2)

•  FMD/ PPR testing (1921)

•  Shipment of Server for LIM networking and allied equipment assisted

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5.

  • Technology transfer of FMD molecular diagnostics and RNA sequencing to selected provincial and federal laboratories through training and refreshers

 

  • Technical backstopping of ELISA Laboratory at KPK on 15-16 August, 2013 at Veterinary Research Institute, Peshawar followed up with the institute.

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6.

  • Other important - European Proficiency Testing (PT)
  • NVL took part (as an only Asian Lab.) in European Proficiency Testing 2012, whose results indicate tests by were found comparable to 56 European Labs. It will support accreditation process and export partner's confidence.
  • Visit to FSC&RD on 20 th September, 2013 related to Laboratory Accreditation

NVL have plan to participate European PT, 2013

 

Name of the Department : Federal Water Management Cell, Islamabad

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Inventory may be treated as NILL

 

Name of section/Department : Arid Zone Research Institute, PARC, Dera Ismail Khan.

Month of Activity :     September, 2013.

S.N

Task/ Official Activity

Status of Task

Remarks

1

Orchard maintenance under Alternate source of energy (Solar)

The growth of the plants of mangoes, guava, orange and lemon is satisfactory.

As per data record the water table is going down beyond 120 feet

2

Cultivation of Rice crop under Artesian well project.

 

 

Installation of water flow recording gauges.

Rice crop sown under Artesian well project at Daraban is ready to harvest.

 

Installation of recording gauges is under way.

Data will be presented after harvest.

 

Flow meter and pressure gauges are installed.

3

Maintenance of biogas digester at farmer field.

The biogas digester under observation was maintained. The gas is being used for running Diesel engine and household of farmers as well. The relevant data has been recorded on daily basis.

Gas production is under way.

 

Economic analysis of the activity is under progress.

4

Multiplication of Date palm varieties.

Date palm suckers of different varieties have been transplanted at AZRI farm.

25 plants have been transplanted from AZRI mother block.

5

The efficiency study of Centre Pivot Irrigation System machine.

The CPIS machine is working efficiently and ready for experiments.

Rabi season trials will be planted under CPIS.

6

Efficacy study of organic fertilizer “Hyo Sung” Vs inorganic fertilizer on the growth and yield of mungbean.

The crop has been harvested after recording necessary data and threshing in progress.

Benefit Cost Ratio will be studied for economic analysis.

7

Lecture on “Water Management in Spate Irrigation” at UNESCO-IHE in Delft-Netherland.

Team leader (NRMO) visited and delivered lecture on topic at UNESCO-IHE in Delft-Netherland between 8 th -23 rd September, 2013.

Shared experiences with international scientists.

8

National Uniform Mungbean trial-2013

The 1 st flush pods have been harvested through picking and threshing is under progress.

Spray was applied to control chewing and sucking type of insects.

9

Mungbean AVRDC germplasm

Fifteen accessions are being maintained and plant protection measures were adopted for controlling chewing and sucking type of insects.

Yellow mosac virus disease was observed in some accessions.

10

National Uniform Mashbean trial-2013

Matured pods were picked from different entries and threshing is under way.

Plant protection measures were adopted.

11

National uniform sesame yield trial kharif-2013

Crop was sprayed with insecticide for control of sucking type insects. Data was recorded on 50% flowering and pod formation.

The trial is at full bloom and some early entries are showing pod setting.

12

National uniform Maize yield trial kharif-2013

Data on days to 50% pollen shedding and silking were recorded. Irrigation was applied on requirement basis.

Furadon granules were applied for control of borer attack.

13

National uniform Maize (White and Yellow) hybrid yield trial kharif-2013.

Almost all hybrids are performing well, however to avoid insect attack Carbofuron granules were applied.

Overall trail is in good condition.

14

National uniform Millet yield trial kharif-2013

Data recording on days to 50% heading is under progress.

Trial condition is good and borer attack was prevented through granular insecticide.

15

Sorghum and Millet germ plasm evaluation for fodder purpose.

Germ plasm accessions are performing well.

Drought spell is adversely affecting the crop biomass.

16

Seed multiplication of Sunflower Restorers.

The crop was sown during current month and being maintained properly.

Crop is at early stage.

17

Recording Agro-meteorological data

Agro-meteorological data were recorded at the observatory unit of AZRI, D.I.Khan. Windblown at a speed of 106 km/day on 02-09-2013. While the maximum temperature was recorded 39 0 C on 12-09-2013 and the rainfall recorded during the month was 16mm.

Data was distributed among other organization for information and utilization.

18

Disseminations of Research Results / new techniques

Farmer's questions were replied by Focal Person of AZRI through weekly transmission “Wasdian Jhokan ” live broad cast of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, DIKhan.

 

Expert opinion was given by Focal Person of AZRI in an interview on Khyber TV on the occasion of Gomal Zam dam inauguration .

Farming communes were benefited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emphasized on adoption of sustainable cropping pattern in transition phase of Gomal Zam Command area.

19

General Farm Activities

Land preparation for Rabi season experiments and seed multiplication of chickpea, barseem and rapeseed.

Rabi season optimal time for chickpea and lentil is 2 nd fortnight of October.

20

Training Imparted

Supervised internee, student of B. Sc (Hons), Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University, on field research operations/ breeding techniques etc at AZRI farm.

 

Another internee, student of B. Sc (Hons), Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University is under training in sesame genotype study.

The activity was performed under the MoU signed between PARC and Gomal University, DIKhan.

 

 

 

Internship period is three month field training as per University's curriculum.

 

Name of Section/Department: Livestock Wing

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Sr. No

Official Task

Status of Task

Remarks

1

To Process cases of duty exemption on agro-based machinery used in livestock sector

Processed 02 cases of duty exemption for import of poultry meat processing machinery and issued certificates to M/S Neat Foods (Pvt.). Ltd., Lahore . & M/S K & N's Foods (Pvt.) Limited, Karachi .

One Case of M/S Dairy land (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi is under process. Technical literature from the firm is awaited.

2

To Process cases of Establishment of Temporary Quarantine House in the private sector for import / export of live animals

Processed 04 cases for establishment of Temporary Quarantine House for import purposes.

 

Issued 02 letters of approvals for establishment of Temporary Quarantine House in the private sector for export purposes.

 

3

To process cases of registration of animal casings, game hunted trophy processing units, bone , horns processing units etc

01 case of game hunted trophy unit was processed for registration with TRACES system of European Commission.

 

4

Harmonization of veterinary health certificates

Processed the cases of harmonization of veterinary health certificates for the import of live animal and poultry and poultry products from various countries to & from Pakistan .

 

5

To Issue NOC and provide information for Import of Exotic Semen

Examined, processed and issued eight NOC's to various firms namely M/S Umer Farms Pvt. Ltd. Lahore, M/S International Traders Lahore, M/S Orion Group Pvt Ltd Faisalabad, M/S Dada Dairy Pvt Ltd Karachi, M/S Ghazi Brothers Pvt Ltd Karachi, M/S Nishat Dairy Pvt Ltd Lahore and M/S Eastern Dairies Pvt Ltd Lahore.

 

Provided information about importing exotic semen to five companies namely M/S Sapphire Dairies Pvt Ltd Lahore, M/S Slove AgriPak Pvt Ltd Lahore, M/S Orion Group Pvt Ltd Faisalabad, M/S Al Awan General Trading Corporation Sialkot , M/S Schiwo Pakistan Multan

 

 

6

To Issue duty exemption certificates and provide information for Import of Calf Milk Replacer (CMR)

Examined, processed and issued two certificates to M/S Maximum International Pvt Ltd Sheikhupura and M/S Friendship Dairy Pvt Ltd Karachi.

 

Examined and provided Information for Import of Calf Milk Replacer (CMR) to M/S Friendship Dairy Pvt Ltd Karachi, M/S Maximum International Pvt Ltd Sheikhupura and M/S Nishat Dairy Pvt Ltd Lahore

 

7

To Issue duty exemption certificates and provide information for import of Cattle Feed Premix(CFP)

Examined, processed and issued ten certificates to various firms namely M/S Nishat Dairy Pvt Ltd Lahore, M/S Mehta Brothers Prvt Ltd Lahore, M/S Sapphire Dairies Pvt Ltd Lahore, M/S Maximum International Pvt Ltd Sheikhupura and M/S Ghazi Brothers Pvt Ltd Karachi.

 

Provided information about importing Cattle Feed Premix(CFP) to Altech Pakistan Pvt Ltd Islamabad and M/S Umer Farms Pvt. Ltd. Lahore,

 

8

To process Request and provide information for Import of exotic dairy cattle

Examined and informed five applicants; M/S Eastern Dairies Pvt Ltd Lahore, Friendship Dairies Pvt Ltd Karachi, Raza Zafar Dairies Pvt Ltd Chakwal, M/S Matrix Dairy Farms Hafizabad and Dairy Care Pakistan Pvt Limited Lahore,

 

9

International Coordination in Livestock Sector

Provided views/comments/proposals for cooperation between Pakistan , New Zealand , Nepal , Russia , UAE, Saudi Arabia

 

Processed case regarding export of Halal meat to China .

 

Views were offered on Pakistan Halal Regulatory Authority Act 2013.

 

OIE & APCHA annual contribution case were submitted to IC section for arranging annual payments

 

Nominated focal persons for INFOSAN Veterinary Laboratories.

Nominated five officers for attending international seminar/workshops arranged by FAO/OIE

 

10

To provide i mplementation Status of ECC decision

Prepared the implementation Status of on ECC decision “Ban on Commercial Export of Live Animals” and initiated action in this regard & submitted follow up report to the Cabinet Division. Developed procedure to facilitate export of live animals and determined the exportable quantity of live meat animals up till 30-9-2013.

 

11

To develop working paper / briefs / summaries / minutes of Meeting

Prepared Working Paper, / briefs / summaries / minutes for various meetings & for Sub-Committee on Beef & Mutton of National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC).

 

12

To attend official meetings

Attended various meetings regarding livestock matters .

 

13

To Provide Statistical Data Regarding Livestock Population and its Products in Country.

Prepared & provided data for Agriculture Statistics, Agriculture Year Book and Economic Survey of Pakistan.

 

 

Name of the Department : Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department, Islamabad

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Sr. No.

Official Task/Activity

Status of the Task

Remarks

1

Crop Inspection

Field Crop Inspection carried out during the period under report

 

Sr. No

Crop

Number of Acres

Expected Yield (MT)

Inspected

Accepted

Rejected

     

•   

Maize

148.00

148.00

00.00

179.00

•   

Pulses

1101.00

1101.00

00.00

665.00

•   

Oilseed

38.00

38.00

00.00

13.00

•   

Vegetables

63.00

63.00

00.00

30.50

•   

Cotton

2579.00

2389.00

190.00

1365.00

•   

Paddy

365.00

365.00

0.00

775.00

•   

Fodder

10.00

10.00

0.00

5.00

 

Total

4304.00

4114.00

190.00

3032.50

 

 

 

2

Seed Sampling & Testing

Seed Sampling & Testing carried out during the period under report

 

Sr. No.

Crop

Quantity (MT)

Remarks

Tested

Accepted

Rejected

Includes testing both before and after processing.

   

• 1.  

Wheat

80160.00

76090.00

4070.00

 

• 2.  

Pulses

2.00

2.00

00.00

 

• 3.  

Fodder

10.00

10.00

00.00

 

• 4.  

Oilseed

222.00

222.00

0.00

 

 

Total

80394.00

76324.00

4070.00

 

 

3

Post Check Seed Testing

 

a) Purity Test

 

 

 

b) Germination Test

 

 

 

 

During the period under report, 53 (No.) seed samples of wheat crop were tested at Central Seed Testing Laboratory, Islamabad . All seed samples found within prescribed standards.

 

 

During the period under report 220 seed samples of different crops were tested at the Central Seed Testing Laboratory, Islamabad . All seed samples were found within the prescribed standards.

 

4.

Seed Health Testing

During the period under report 37 sample of wheat seed was tested for detection of fungal diseases at Seed Health Laboratory, Islamabad . All the samples were found within the prescribed standards.

 

5

Develop Strategy for Certification of Bt Cotton.

 

Department has developed strategy for certification of Bt cotton in consultation of Public and Private seed sector breeders. Meeting in this regard was chaired by DG, FSC&RD, on 09 th September, 2013 at CCRI, Multan .

 

6

Renovation & inauguration of CSTL by Minister for NFS &R and meeting with Seed Association of Pakistan (SAP)

FSC&RD has completed the basic process for application to PNAC. Minister for NFS&R has inaugurated the CSTL upgraded for accreditation process. Seed Association of Pakistan (SAP) has ensured by the M/o NFS &R that SAP will be supported for development of seed sector.

 

 

 

Name of the Department : Economic Wing, Islamabad

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Inventory may be treated as NILL

 

Name of the Department : Department of Plant Protection, Karachi

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Inventory may be treated as NILL

 

Name of the Department : Agriculture Policy Institute , Islamabad

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Inventory may be treated as NILL

 

Name of the Department : Animal Quarantine Department, Karachi

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Inventory may be treated as NILL

 

Name of the Department : Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Services Corporation, Lahore

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Inventory may be treated as NILL

 

Name of the Department : Pakistan Oilseed Development Board , Islamabad

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Sr. No

Official Task/Activity

Status of the Task

Remarks

1.

Meeting with State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan to restore the pension issues of PODB's employees.

Meeting held on 13-09-2013. Minutes circulated, follow up action in process

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2.

Parawise comments on Zafar Nadeem & others VS Federation of Pakistan case.

Comments forwarded to NFS&R for approval from Low Divine.

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3.

To attend Islamabad High Court Islamabad in connection with the case “Zafar Nadeem & others VS Federation of Pakistan”.

Attended Islamabad High Court Islamabad on 26-09-2013.

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4.

Pension issues of PODB retired employees.

Processed the cases of recently retired employees of PODB.

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5.

Correspondence with Devolution Cell with respect to different Legal cases.

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6.

Correspondence with M/o NFS&R for transfer back of PODB's employees.

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7.

Brief for the Minister for meeting with Malaysian High Commission.

Brief furnished to NFS&R.

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8.

Status of President/ Prim Ministers Directive.

Apprised NFS&R that Directive pending in PODB

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9.

Pakistan Sweden Dialogue September 2013, provision of inputs.

Informed NFS&R that no significant area of cooperation exist in oilseed sector with Sweden .

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10.

Status of Oil palm Project.

Updated NFS&R about status of oil palm project.

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11.

Pak Itily-Joint Economic Commission (JEC) - Formation of working Group.

Updated NFS&R about status of working Group for Public Sector in agro industries.

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12.

Internal Audit for the year 2012-13

Internal Audit & record verification conducted by official of NFS&R.

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Name of the Department : Livestock and Dairy Development Board, Islamabad

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Inventory may be treated as NILL

 

Name of the Department : Fisheries Development Board , Islamabad

Month of Activity: September, 2013

Inventory may be treated as NILL