Irrigation department claims draining out 95 to 99 percent rain water from 13 union councils of Jacobabad district

Karachi: The spokesman of Irrigation Department has informed that during the heavy rains of 2012, seven districts of upper Sindh were badly affected and among those Jacobabad was the worst effected district where fifteen Union Councils were under, however 95 to 99 percent rain water has been drained out through dewatering pumps from thirteen Union Councils.

He said that all efforts have been taken by the department including installation of dewatering pumps in two union councils, which are still in operation round the clock, and 80 percent water has been drained out from remaining two union councils and hopefully 100 percent work will be completed within 10 days.

The spokesman said that there is no drainage network available in District Jacobabad and because of paddy crop area the water level is already high which causes slow disposal of the stagnant rainwater.

Numbers of villages and lands of different Union Councils of Taluka Jacobabad have been cleared and the majority of the peoples of these villages are returning to their villages/homes and approximately 90 percent villagers have returned to their homes.

He said that the growers will harvest their crop of Kharif season 2013 and will achieve results.