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    Restoration of Soil Health for Achieving Sustainable Growth in Agriculture

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    Total geographical area of Pakistan is 79.61 million hectares (m.ha.). Area under cultivation is 21.59 m.ha.; of which, only 5.34 m.ha. (i.e., 25 percent) is free from soil limitations and is fit for intensive agriculture [Mian and Mirza (1993)]. The remaining agricultural lands have various types of problems including formation of slow permeability, water logging, salinity and sodicity, and wind and water erosion. Thus, on an average, three out of four hectares of cultivated land in Pakistan are in poor health. This in turn is causing temporary or permanent decline in the productive capacity of the land. Therefore, poor soil health is posing serious threat to the sustainable growth of agriculture.

    Some existence results for boundary value problems of fractional semilinear evolution equations

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    In this paper, we study the existence of solutions for a two-point boundary value problem of fractional semilinear evolution equations in a Banach space. Our results are based on the contraction mapping principle and Krasnoselskii's fixed point theorem
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