Sugarcane, cotton and rice crops threatened in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Agriculture Minister Ismail Rahu has stated that as a result of low water provide by Indus River System Authority (IRSA), all of the three money crop sugarcane, cotton and rice crops could also be affected this yr.

Based on particulars, Sindh Agriculture Minister Ismail Rahu stated that there was a hazard of harm to sugarcane, rice and cotton crops as a result of Indus River System Authority (IRSA) giving much less water to Sindh.

Ismail Rahu stated that the Sindh authorities fears that each one the three money crops of sugarcane, cotton and rice may very well be affected this yr. The water scarcity in Sindh is as much as 40 per cent of which 60 per cent is at Kotri Barrage. ۔

He stated that three crops within the command space of ​​Guddu Barrage, Sukkur Barrage and Kotri Barrage are at the moment in peril, sugarcane is drying up as a result of lack of water, that is the second crop after rice which wants extra water.

Ismail Rahu stated that cotton, which was already planted lower than the goal, can be affected by water shortage.

Based on the Agriculture Minister, the third crop is rice which is planted within the nursery in Could and seeds are sown in it, however seeds haven’t been sown in the entire of Sindh but.

He added that the rice crop depends upon seasonal canals however the farmer who solely harvests the kharif crop is most affected.


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