Dry spell to affect agriculture
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