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Maund

An obsolete Indian unit of weight variously equivalent to values between 15 and 50 kilograms.
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MULTAN -- Central Cotton Research Institute's (CCRI) variety BT CIM-632 got commercial license and farmers can cultivate it for getting enhanced production up to 40 maund per acre.
Though the district food department, which is without its head for one year, does not have the authentic record as how much wheat is required annually for the district, an official of the food department told Dawn that 4.5 maunds of wheat was consumed by one adult person annually.
Harvesting the entire 71,000 maunds at once poses the risk of a loss in sugarcane weight.
Experts said 1,000 Maunds per acre production could be achieved provided the crop gets from soil almost 80 kilogram of Nitrogen, 26 kilogram Phosphorous and 168 kilogram Potash.
The hybrid seeds are also far more expensive and according to growers, 1Kg of hybrid seed is sold for Rs 1,000 and a maund of local seed for Rs 50 per kg.
Mr Aslam said a wheat yield of 38 maunds was witnessed from the irrigated area this year.
He advised farmers to sow high yielding approved varieties including CP77400 that has a capacity to give 1300 Maunds per acre, SPF234 (1450 Maunds), HSF242 (1500 Maunds), CPF247 and CPF248 are also new high yielding varieties.
If the average yield is 700 maunds, after all the machinations of the millers and agents, the farmer and his sharecroppers will be lucky to equally divide Rs10,000 profit per acre for toil ranging between a year to 18 months.
He told that wheat support price has been enhanced upto Rs.1300/ per maund and the government has fixed the sugarcane rates Rs.180/ per maund whereas in Sindh province the rate of sugarcane is Rs.150/ per maund.
One maund gur is produced from 10 maunds of sugarcane.
The team sealed seven shops as these were selling meat after illegally slaughter of animals at their shops.Four men were arrested by the team which confiscated 56 maunds (2,240 kg) of meat during the raid.
Earlier they were allowed to bring truck loaded with 70 maunds chaff via motorway but motor way police has reduced the quantity of chaff from 70 maunds to 50 maunds and this way they have to incur extra truck fare to bring chaff.