Irrigation water demanded for paddy crop

May 21, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Ratodero, Sindh: In an emergency meeting held on Tuesday the Larkana Chamber of Commerce and Industry demanded of the government to release irrigation water into the canals immediacy so that sowing of paddy seedlings could be sown well in time.

LCCI President Hafiz Suleman Shaikh said that farmers, growers and the businessmen will also suffer because Irri6 quality rice is mostly exported through which they earn their livelihood as well and the same quality is sown in Larkana and its adjoining districts on wide scale.

He said that irrigation water is usually released into the canals between May 5 to 10 but delaying it will result in damage to the economy of Sindh & Pakistan and added that there are no signs of releasing the water into the canals.

They urged the government and the concerned bureaucrats to take notice of the matter and resolve it on urgent basis.

Vice President Lakhmichand, Mumtaz Shaikh, Khair Muhammad Shaikh, Haji Anwar Shaikh, Badar Abro, Razak Brohi and others also participated in the meeting.