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Monster Flood Devastated 80 % Rice In Sindh And 60 % In South Punjab: Shahzad Ali Malik - UrduPoint News

Last updated Thursday, September 22, 2022 03:51 ET , Source: TopWireNews

The Pakistan Hi Tech Hybrid Rice Association (PHHSA) Chairman says the highest inundation was recorded in rice crop zone of Sindh which caused loss of 1.8 million tons of rice or 80 percent loss of its expected production and same was sorry state of affairs in southern Punjab with 60 percent damage to rice crops.
LAHORE: (UrduPoint/UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-Sept 22nd, 2022) Pakistan Hi Tech Hybrid Rice Association (PHHSA) Chairman Shahzad Ali Malik Thursday said recent monster flood in Pakistan devastated 80 percent Rice in Sindh and 60 percent in South Punjab besides playing havoc flushing infrastructure roads,bridges and completely wiping out economic activities in flood hit areas of the country in addition to record number of people displacement.
Chairing an executive committee of the association here today he said the highest inundation was recorded in rice crop zone of Sindh which caused loss of 1.8 million tons of rice or 80 percent loss of its expected production and same was sorry state of affairs in southern Punjab with 60 percent damage to rice crops.He said whereas cotton and sugarcane zone of Sindh received lesser inundation during flooding.However,both zones received several exceptional high daily rainfalls which almost completely destroyed cotton crops at maturity.
He said according to preliminary estimates,all three commercial crops including veggie and livestock in both provinces caused at least loss to the tune of US$3 bn.
He said the deadly flash...



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