SUKKUR, adviser to Sindh Agriculture Chief Minister Manzoor Hussain Wassan, said on Monday that assisting farmers in Sindh was the top priority of the Sindh government so that they can sow the crops of the coming season. .
Speaking to the media at Wassan House, he said the recent heavy rains, in addition to destroying standing crops, caused damage to 3,773,707 of the province’s 4,070,614 acres of cropland. Wassan said steps were also being taken to defer collection of agricultural loans. The Sindh government has formed committees to collect accurate data on the damages and these committees have started their investigation from today (Monday), he informed.
Wassan visits tent villages in Khairpur
Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister for Housing Scheme Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, Nawab Khan Wassan on Monday visited tent cities set up for flood affected people in Khairpur. The special assistant also inspected the facilities provided to the flood-affected people and inquired about the services, on which they expressed satisfaction and commended the efforts made by the district administration to provide relief to them. Wassan on this occasion distributed foodstuffs and biscuits to the children of those devastated by the floods and assured the flood victims that the Sindh government would always be on their side.
The Deputy Commissioner, while briefing the Special Assistant on the facilities provided to the flood victims, said that all possible assistance was being given to the people affected by the floods and tents were also given to the destitute people and that rations had been provided in collaboration with Sindh Rural. Supporting Organization (SRSO). He advised cooked food, drinking water, ‘tarps’ [tarpaulin]mosquito nets, portable pit toilets and other facilities were provided.