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Sindh Govt declares Thar as drought-hit area

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has declared Thar and parts of Umarkot as drought-hit areas, while, decided to install desalination plant in Karachi. The new Sindh cabinet taken decisions in its first meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday. The meeting also issued instructions to the authorities concerned to ensure cleanliness during Eidul Azha. The meeting also decided that Keenjhar, Haleji, Hydero and other depressions be developed as a reliable reservoir for water supply to Karachi.…

Drip Irrigation: Experts sow berry orchard in barren land of Umarkot

UMARKOT: Agriculture experts working on the crops in barren areas have experimented with drip irrigation to grow a garden of berries in Umarkot. According to ARY News reporter Mumtaz Arisar, the Arid Zone Research Institute has successfully sown berries on 16 acres of barren land in Umarkot with drip irrigation experiment. The orchard will give its first yield of the fruit within one month. The institute which is holding research on crops in barren areas with scarcity of water,  also experimenting on sowing date and…