Water scarcity: growers abandon paddy crop

KAMBER SHAHDADKOT: For two months Sobdar Khoso has waited for the Warrah Branch in Qambar Shahdadkot to have enough water for him to sow his paddy crops in the Kharif season.

After pinning his hopes on rain, which did not fall, Khoso, like hundreds of other growers, has now given up on growing Kharif crops this season. “This year’s expense on the land, paddy seed, my labour will [all] go in vain as I will not be able to grow the crop,” he lamented, speaking to The Express Tribune.

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Hafeez Tunio

Hafeez Tunio works as a reporter for The Express Tribune, Daily English newspaper affiliated with The International New York Times. Hafeez covers politics, environment, water and sanitation, human rights, minority and women issues. He says he wants to write on environmental issues because he loves nature - in spite of what it did to him.

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