LAHORE: Paddy yield across the country has increased by 7.2pc against the govt

target for year 2017-18. The govt had fixed rice production target at 6.8 million tons but the yield crossed 7.3m tons. In Punjab, paddy was sown on 1.8m acres and production target was set 3.5m tons but the production crossed 3.7 million tons. In Sindh, paddy was sown over 822,000 acres and its yield crossed 2.8 million tons against the target of 2.6 million tons. Rice production crossed 159,000 tons in KP against the target of 144,000 tons but the production decreased by 3pc in Balochistan.–Staff Reporter