Natural Resources

The major crops of the district are wheat, sugarcane and cotton. The average annual production of wheat and sugarcane during the period 1998-2001 was 763 and 650 thousand M.Tons and of cotton was 863 thousand bales In district Vehari, there is one textile composite unit, 3 textile spinning and 6 textile weaving units, 25 rice mills, 11 flour mills, 4 vegetable ghee / cooking oil units and a number of oil expelling units and cotton ginning / pressing factories. Among these, Burewala Textile Mill (BTM) Ltd. and its sister concerns i.e. BTM Ginning / Pressing Factory, BTM Oil Extracting / Cooking Oil and BTM Poultry Feed Mill is very good example of linkage between the industrial units.

Being one of the best cotton growing districts of the country, district Vehari possesses very good potential for textile spinning, weaving and processing, textile made-ups e.g. hosiery, terry towel, sports wear, bed sheets, tents / tarpaulins, canvas cloth, etc. which are directly exportable items.

The fruit i.e. citrus, mangoes and guava having average annual production of 61, 46 and 18 thousand M.Tons respectively during 1998-2001 (Chapter-3, Section 3.1) also warrants establishment of fruit juice, jams, jellies and pickles untis.