SUKKUR: The cotton crop in three talukas of Khairpur district – Nara, Thari Mirwah and Faiz Ganj – has been completely destroyed, and the sugarcane and rice crops have been partially wiped out, said the DCO on Tuesday.
DCO Ghulam Abbas Baloch was briefing army officers led by Brigadier Qaiser. They met to evaluate the losses to property, crops and cattle. According to Baloch, more than 900,000 people have been affected in Khairpur. About 500 kilometres of main and link roads, 105 school buildings and 12,000 houses have been damaged. He said that 54 relief camps have been set up for people and 38 have been up for their cattle. Suction pumps are working, he added. He said that the district administration, local and international NGOs were doing their best to help people in collaboration with the Sindh Rural Support Organisation and the Indus Resource Centre.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2011.
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