Heavy rainfall in Naseerabad Balochistan, rainy water destroyed standing crops
Crops of wheat, onion destroyed near Dera Murad Jamali
From Our Correspondent
Heavy rainfall inflicted damages to standing crops in Balochistan’s Naseerabad district on Saturday evening. Heavy rainfall in hilly areas of the district turned into floods that destroyed standing crops of onion and wheat near Dera Murad Jamali, the district headquarter of Naseerabad.
Mir Sadiq Umrani, the former provincial minister and Pakistan Peoples Party leader told Quetta Voice via telephone, “standing crops on hundreds of acres of land destroyed by flash-floods caused by torrential rains in the area”.
He demanded of the Balochistan government and provincial disaster management authority to take steps for rehabilitation and compensation of floods hit farmers in the area. “Poor farmers have suffered financial losses”, Mr. Umrani lamented, demanding of the authorities to take prompt measures for compensation of the farmers.
Despite repeated attempts to get the point of view of PDMA, there was no immediate response in this regard since the authority is preoccupied with COVID-19 operations in the province.
Like in other parts of Balochistan, people of Naseerabad district were also confined to their homes as part of social distancing to halt the spread of deadly novel coronavirus.
Naseerabad is considered to be the green belt of Balochistan with its contribution to wheat, rice, vegetables and other crops in the agriculture sector of the province.