Rain hits Larkana, Khairpur, Shikarpur districts; Wheat crop affected

LARKANA:Several parts of Larkana, Khairpur and Shikarpur districts received rain on Wednesday that affected wheat and mustard crops. However, the rain brought pleasant weather in the region.

The rain was received in Larkana, Naundero, Pir Jo Goth, Badeh, Madeji, Mohan Jo Daro, Gambat, Kandhkot and other areas that has affected social and business activities in these areas.

In Qambar, hailstorm hit wheat crops hard besides affecting social life.

Low-lying areas were inundated and the people were compelled to stay indoors. The rain has affected wheat and mustard crops.

In this connection leader of Sindh Abadgar Board Gada Hussain Mahesar and Mir Ishaque Mugheri told newsmen that at the very outset growers were facing water shortage but now after constant rains, their standing wheat and mustard crops had been damaged. They said that so far 20% of these standing crops had been damaged due to rains. They said head of wheat grain is falling down when heavy rain occurs and it becomes useless as its grains damage. They said if rain continued, then damage will increase.

On the other hand due to rains, paddy lying at the rice mills have also been damaged due to which rice traders and millers have also suffered losses of millions of rupees. Rice traders and millers in Sindh and Balochistan had procured paddy in large amount when the harvesting season commenced which they kept in the rice mills under open sky but due to rains since last month their paddy has also started damaging.