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Saturday, July 25, 2009

MIRPURKHAS July 25. Light rain occurred in the city and its adjacent areas here on Saturday while the stagnant rainy water from main chowks and roads of the city is being drained out through various pumping machines of the taluka Municipal administration Mirpurkhas installed at different places. During the last two days intermittent rainfall, some persons had been injured due to falling of Katcha houses at Mirwah Gorchani and Jhilori. Report said that heavy rainfall had also been damaged the standed crops of the cotton and chili in different taluka of the district. Light rain had caused of closing the various shops in different markets and shopping centers of the city. Roads became slippery however; different areas of the city are also facing shortage of water. Taluka Nazim Mirpurkhas Ghulam Dastageer Kamali, while talking to this scribe said that half a dozen pumping machines were being operated at different places in the city to drain out the stagnantrainy water through Nullahs. He further said that we had drained out the stagnant rainy water yesterday morning (Friday) from roads and chowks of the city but in evening again rainfall started as result rainy water again accumulated at the main chowks and roads of the city and added that he is facing difficulties due to bursting of various power transformers in the city as without power water supply is adversely affecting in the city. He said that he is making efforts to overcome the power crisis by repairing of the faulty transformers and ensure draining out the stagnant rainy water from the city and low lying areas. Meanwhile, DCO Mirpurkhas Ghulam Hussain Memon and DPO Muneer Ahmed Shaikh have visited the different parts of the city and directed to ensure arrangements of draining out the stagnant rainy water from roads and chowks of the city. They visited the old Khipro bus stand, railway station road, post office chowk, civil hospital etc. On thisoccasion, DCO said that he has been directed the all DDO revenues to prepare reports regarding the losses of crops, houses and cattles and submit him immediately. He asked the irrigation officers to ensure strict watch of the banks of canals to save the distributaries and canals from any breach. DCO Mirpurkhas also visited the different areas of the Jhuddo and Digri taluka and directed the concerned officials to ensure draining out the stagnant rainy water from roads and low lying areas. Report said that one person Qasim Lashari was injured when a Autaque at village Ayub Lashari near Jhilori was collapsed. The injured was rushed to civil hospital for first aid. Few persons were injured when a wall of a Katcha house was fell down. The injured were provided first aid at rural health center Mirwah Gorchani while their names might not be ascertained till filing of the news.

MIRPURKHAS July 25. About 30 feet wide breach was developed in the Bilaro Shakh near Mirwah Gorchani here on Friday late night as result irrigation water was gushing into the standed cotton, chili and other crops, while few villages of leghari community were affected the irrigation water. Irrigation authorities have stopped the water supply in Bilaro Shakh immediately that was fed by West Jamrao canal. Report said that this canal was being run by farmer organization FO but no office bearers of FO was reportedly reached at the spot in night. As the information received, DCO Mirpurkhas Ghulam Hussain Memon along with concerned irrigation officers reached at the spot and examined the situation. While irrigation officials have plugged the breach with the hectic efforts of villagers on Saturday noon. Over 500 lands were inundated under the irrigation water after occurring the breach.

MIRPURKHAS July 25. No strike was observed here on Saturday on the call of the JSQM as all the markets and bazaars remained opened. Traffic was thin due to stagnant rainy water. Police patrolling was intensified in the city while police officials were deployed at the main chowks and roads of the city as well as enter and exit ways of the city to check the vehicles.

MIRPURKHAS July 25. Cotton crop that is on the stage of ball formation and picking was facing more than pest attack particularly in those taluka situated in tail of the district. Report said that cotton crop was sowed or cultivated late in the district due to acute shortage of irrigation water. Taluka Digri and Jhuddo were in tail of the district regarding availability of irrigation water as result acute shortage of water remained there as result cotton crop was weak and more than pest attacked upon the cotton crop. Those pests attacked the cotton crop including Thrip, Jassid and whitefly. When contacted Yar Mohammad Khaskheli, deputy district officer agriculture headquarter Mirpurkhas said that pest attack is in control as growers and farmers have been advised the proper dose of pesticide including confider(Bayor), Acifit (FMC) and Polo (Syngenta). He said that after spray of the above pesticide pest attack is controlled. He told that present rainfallis in the benefit of the cotton and other crops as pest attack will be decreased particularly in taluka Ghuddo and Digri where more than rainfall occurred. He said that growers should now give Urea fertilizers to cotton crop after rainfall that will be more than in benefit of the crop. He told that there was officially fixed the cotton sowing target of 40000 hectors of the district while cotton was sowed at 40056 hectors. He said that field officials of the agriculture department were in contact with growers to advise them regarding the cotton and other crops.

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