Water shortage in Sindh turns government farmlands barren

Umerkot: The water shortage in lower parts of Sindh has affected even the government’s farms where the land under cultivation has declined much due to non-availability of irrigation water.

Provincial caretaker minister for livestock Ghulam Qasim Jaskani, who visited Nabisar Experimental Station (Thari Cattle Farm) near here, was informed by the officials that the centre has 14266 acres of land but owing to water shortage only 150 acres are being cultivated currently.

The peasants working at the field also complained of water shortage. The officials told that the per acre yield has also declined due to water paucity.

Minister ordered the concerned authorities to ensure required water releases to the farmland.

Dr. N. K. Lohano, superintendent of the Centre Dr. Muzaffar Bughio, DG Livestock Ali Akbar Soomro and others were present.