Dry spell to af­fect agri­cul­ture

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

IS­LAM­ABAD: The preva­lent dry spell will af­fect the agri­cul­ture, health and the rou­tine life of the peo­ple across the Held Kash­mir. An of­fi­cial of the Jammu and Kash­mir Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal depart­ment has pre­dicted that the days and nights ahead would be chilly and tem­per­a­ture would dip fur­ther.

"The Kash­mir Val­ley is wit­ness­ing freez­ing cold con­di­tions with the night tem­per­a­ture dip­ping to mi­nus 3 de­grees Cel­sius. There has been no devel­op­ment of Western Dis­tur­bance, a phe­nom­e­non that brings rain in the re­gion, for some­time now and it is pre­vent­ing any kind of pre­cip­i­ta­tion," he added.

Ac­cord­ing to KMS on Wed­nes­day, the Chief En­gi­neer of Jammu and Kash­mir PHE, Ghu­lam Ra­sool Zar­gar, that the con­tin­ued dry weather could re­sult in wa­ter short­age in the val­ley. He said that since there had been lit­tle rains for the past few months, the wa­ter level was de­plet­ing fast in streams, Nul­lahs and springs which acted as ma­jor wa­ter sup­ply re­sources to Sri­na­gar and other area of the Val­ley. The Di­rec­tor of Jammu and Kash­mir Agri­cul­ture Depart­ment, Mian Ab­dul Ma­jeed, said that the con­tin­u­a­tion of dry spell might de­lay the ger­mi­na­tion of crops like peas and wheat. -App

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