Rain brings relief to citizens, farmers

Farmers expressed optimism that the rain would serve as tonic for the crops

APP February 08, 2024
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The city and its surrounding suburbs received gentle rainfall on Wednesday morning, bringing a wave of relief to its residents. "The light showers, which graced both urban and rural areas is of vital importance for human health and agriculture sector," said experts.

Dr Fakhar ul Islam informed media persons that the rain would help reduce diseases, as the dry winter spell was causing respiratory issues including coughs and others. Despite the drop in temperature accompanying the rainfall, residents welcomed the change in weather.

Environmentalists from Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture hailed the rainfall as a much-needed reprieve, noting its potential to mitigate air pollution and improve air quality.

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For the agricultural community, the showers brought a glimmer of hope as farmers anticipated positive impacts on their crops, particularly wheat. Farmers expressed optimism that the rain would serve as tonic for the crops and help save millions of rupees on irrigation.

According to the meteorological department, "the southern region of Punjab is expected to experience intermittent rainfall until February 10, further bolstering hopes for continued relief from the dry spell."

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th 2024.


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