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Essay On Natural Resources Of Pakistan

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Natural Resources of Pakistan

INTRODUCTION

Pakistan is very rich in natural resources. It has rivers ,fertile soils, deserts, rivers and mountains . Natural resources are very important in the progress and development of a country. It is very important for the country to utilize for the development and welfare of country economically and human beings. The important natural resources of Pakistan are described as under: 1-NATURAL GAS Natural gas production is at a high level in Pakistan. Estimated(in 2009) reserves are 885.3 billion cubic meters.. Gas deposits of Sui discovered in 1953. Daily production is 19 million cubic meters a day. Gas fields are expected to last for another 20 years. Pakistan has 31.3 trillion cubic feet of proven gas reserves. 282 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF) of gas
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Fertile Plains and deserts are important part of natural resources. More fertile plain a country has means more agricultural department. Pakistan can cultivate a number of different foods. About 28% of Pakistan’s total land area is under cultivation. Pakistan boasts one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. The most important crops are cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, maize, sorghum, millets, pulses, oil seeds, barley, fruits and vegetables.
6-WATER
Water is the most important natural resource in any and for any country. Pakistan has biggest and largest irrigation system .Pakistan is blessed with the mighty Indus river The Indus River alone provides 65% of the water while the share of Jhelum and Chenab is 17% and 19% respectively.
7- Forestry In Pakistan, forests are limited to 4% of land, nonetheless the forests are a main source of food, paper, fuel wood and medicine. The forests are also used for wildlife. According to estimate 2010-11, Pakistan is a forest deficient country.
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