Looks like the newspaper screwed up while reporting.. It's other way around...
Pakistan punjab grows more crops, check out wheat, corn, cotton, rice etc and combine them. India punjab is only known for good wheat production. And huge chunk of Pak punjab is desert unlike Indian punjab.
Punjab always been a desert, farming was intensified by british made canals.
Current Indian punjab has a quarter of Pakistan punjab agri land, combine haryana and himachal and you Indian side almost produces double that of Pakistans, mainly using fertilizer, gypsum, hybrids and mechanization.
Cant find similar desert stats for Rajasthan but they being a desert state fare almost equal to your punjab in nutrition-
While 31.5% of children under 5 are stunted in Pakistan’s Punjab, compared to 24.5% in Indian Punjab and 31.8% in Rajasthan, a district-level examination shows that the Pakistani districts bordering Indian Punjab have lower stunting rates than the districts adjoining the Rajasthan border.
Pakistan and India’s Common Enemy: Malnutrition - TCIIn national and international media, Pakistan and India are often portrayed as threats to each other, but less attention is paid to a threat both countries have in common: malnutrition. According to the World Food Programme, malnutrition costs Pakistan $7.6 billion annually, or roughly 3% of the...tci.cornell.edu
Thal desert isn't irrigated and neither choolistan. And neither Potohar region. They make up 50% of Pakistan punjab area. India punjab no doubt is ahead on per acre wheat production because of better water avaibility thanks to unfair IWT. India control water flow, thats harsh reality we live with.
Pakistan Punjab gets on average 30 per cent of the air pollution from the Indian state of Punjab under the predominant wind direction from the northwest to the southeast.