Crops destruction causes losses worth billions in Sindh
Cotton crop loss estimated at Rs205 billion, rice crop Rs50b, dates crop Rs7b, onion Rs10b, tomato Rs2.71b
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The widespread floods triggered by monsoon rains have completely destroyed the cotton and dates crops in Sindh while partially damaging other yields with losses running into hundreds of billions of rupees, exclusively reported by 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday, quoting a report.
According to the report, the floods have destroyed crops standing on an area of 28,45,046 acres. However, the biggest loss Sindh has suffered due to floods was the destruction of the cotton crop, the report added.
The damage to the rice crop in Sindh was estimated at Rs50.87 billion.
The partial ruining of the sugarcane crop was estimated to be around Rs3.39 billion. The chillies crop destruction resulted in Rs7.77 billion loss and onion crop was also in tatters which was worth Rs10.14 billion.
Reporter Ashraf Khan