Govt to support affected farmers: CM Sindh.

HYDERABAD -- The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has said he has been visiting rain and flood hit districts for the last 3 days to take stock of the relief and drainage efforts.

Talking to the media at a relief camp in Matiari district on Saturday, the CM said hundreds of villages in 4 Unions of New Saeedabad taluka were inundated.

He added that the irrigation authorities had planned to drain the rainwater from those UCs.

According to him, an old and natural channel Marakh Wah would be used to drain water from the flooded UCs.

The CM reiterated that the government was trying to ensure that the farmers cultivated the winter crops especially the wheat crop.

He said efforts were being taken to clear water from 75 percent of the submerged agricultural fields.

'The government would also financially support the affected farmers by either providing them cash support or in the form of kind,' he added.

He informed that the Sindh government required 1.5 million tents for distribution among the displaced people.

However, the government could place orders for only 355,000 which would be delivered in one month's time.

The CM said the medical camps had also been set up in the relief camps and the doctors were providing treatment for various common illnesses.

He apprised that the government was also supplying medicines to the camps for treatment of the patients suffering from Dengue.

Earlier, Shah directed the irrigation officials to drain water from the villages in Matiari district towards the Indus river through Chandan Mori.


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