Governor for improvement in agriculture sector of Sindh


Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Tuesday said more work was needed to be done in the agriculture sector of the province. Talking to a delegation of Sindh Abadgar Board which called on him at the Governor House, Imran said the farmers must take benefit from modern technology to overcome water crisis, said a a statement.
On the occasion, PTI Leader Jahangir Tareen said the farmers’ issues would be resolved keeping aside any political differences.
There was no shortage of water in the province but equal distribution of water was needed to be ensured, he said. The participants of delegation requested the Governor to take measures for the improvement of water quality in Sindh.
Members of delegation led by Muhammad Nawaz Shah suggested formation of a committee to detect the wastage of water at different barrages of the province. The delegation included Zulfiqar Yusfani, Syed Nadeem Shah and Mehfooz Ursani.
A 250-foot-wide breach in Rohri Canal near Manaharo village in Naushahro Feroze has damaged standing crops spread over hundreds of acres and flooded as many as 80 nearby villages by marooning hundreds of people in it.
The villagers tried to plug the breach on their own but could not due to lack of equipment. Hundreds of villagers along with their cattle stranded as over 80 villages, including Aziz Gopang, Larkana village, Chuttal Dahari, Yousuf Dahari, Ameer Bakhsh and others also came under the flood.
The security and irrigation authorities moved to evacuate the marooned people and to plug the breach and stop water.
Meanwhile, a 20-foot breach in Kotri Canal near Gharhi Khairo and a similar breach in Babali Canal in Mirpur Mathelo have also developed threatening the surrounding agricultural area and residing population.—APP