FOOD SHORTAGE IN PAKISTAN
Saturday, July 20, 2013 By: Baqar Shah
I venture to put my proposal to fight hunger, before I pen my suggestions, I fear
That this Summer, we might have to face floods, due heavy snow this winter. We have not thought about it.. If it comes, then we will start the rescue operation. . Why not nip it in the bud. Building Dams, help in production of Electricity as a heavy cost and time. It does not control floods. Here are my proposals.
Before this situation arises, why not prepare for it before hand and avoid such a situation. How ?
To my mind the solution is to build artificial lakes, which cost less than building dams, repair canals and so on.
These artificial lakes can then filled with flood waters, which can be used at times when water is needed, especially in dry season.
It may be seen as a simple solution,
Yet it is the best solution, to save our agriculture.
How to fight inflation
In order to fight the spiral rise in cost of consumable items, we have to find ways and means to hold it down
“god help those who help themselves”
Utility stores are not the only solution.
There are other means too.
Ways to solve the problem this problem
Is as follows
1. Conservation of food. You must have observed that how much cooked food is wasted at home, parties & hotels. These could be preserved by food dehydartors available both for domestic & commercial purposes. You can store these foods for one year without refrigeration. Likewise it could be used commercially to produce dehydated food for marketingdomestic dehyderators are available at us $ 30-40
2. Vegetables. The district administration, could 1/3 of the parks, gardens to grow vegetables and sell it at a low cost. It is bound to bring down the cost and induce other dealers to bring down prices in competition
3. Poultry to bring the cost of poultry, we use kerosene incubators for hatching for deshi murghees. These cost low .sould be distributed to the poor and sold by them it will be their source of income and will bring down the market prices.
4.food grains to preserve food grains & lenthils use clove a little to preserve it for a longer preiod. It is higly antiseptic.