The continuation of fiscal discipline, prudent monetary policy and focusing attention on bettering the infrastructure and social sector indicators clearly shows the possibility thatthe economy can maintain its long term growth trajectory. During the year 2004-2005Pakistan’s economy extended its impressive expansion in all three major componentsnamely, agriculture, manufacturing, services. The Real GDP grew by 8.4 percent in 2004-05 as against 6.4 percent last year and surpassed the target (6.6%) for the year by a widemargin.The growth in year 2004-2005 is supported by a healthy performance in large-scalemanufacturing (15.4%), impressive recovery in agriculture (7.5%) and a strong growth inservices sector (7.9%).One of the major contributors to this year's growth is agriculture. The agriculture sector grew by 7.5 percent in 2004-05, which is higher than actual growth of 2.2 percent lastyear and a target of 4.0 percent. Major crops, accounting for 37 percent of agriculturalvalue added, grew by 17.3 percent as against a mere 1.9 percent last year.Pakistan is blessed with vast agricultural resources and has one of the best irrigationsystems in the world. Pakistan’s economy is agricultural and agriculture plays a vital rolein the development of the country. Major crops like Cotton, Wheat and Sugar are the key players.
Dehydration offers an economical and satisfactory means to extend the shelf life of vegetables. The main advantages of dehydration over other methods of preservation beingthat the dehydrated products are:1. Light in weight and occupy much less space
the original, frozen or cannedmaterials.2. Cheap to pack compared to tinned materials3. Stable under ordinary storage conditions.
There are a lot of vegetables and fruits which can be dehydrated. The major vegetablesand fruits which are used in world as dehydrated are as follows:
Potato Fingers / Granules/
Coriander Leaves/Powder Grape Fruit Juice Powder
Onion Powder/Flakes Capsicum Slice Lime Juice Powder