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Survey to assess crop losses in DG Khan to begin next few days.

DERA GHAZI KHAN -- Around 17,722 acre agriculture area was inundated in Kot Chutta, DG Khan and Taunsa tahsils due to recent floods and a survey team would start surveying the area to estimate crop losses within next few days.

District Officer Agriculture Ataullah Khan told Thursday that the exercise was being initiated to compensate farmers against their respective crop losses.

He added that flood-hit 55 villages in the above mentioned three tahsils, including 13 villages in Kot Chutta, 12 villages in DG Khan and another 30 in tahsil Taunsa Sharif.

Total 4424 acre cotton area, 170 acre sugarcane area, 227 acre Moong, 2805 acre fodder, 856 acre vegetables, and 9240 acre other crop area was destroyed by floods in DG Khan district.

According to figures provided by the officials regarding crop-wise losses in each tahsil, around 1628 acre cotton area, 1248 acre fodder sown area, and 254 acre vegetables sown area was damaged in 13 villages of Kot Chutta. Some 945 acre cotton sown area, 25 acre sugarcane area, 12 acre Moong, 785 acre fodder, 587 acre vegetables and 83 acre area of other crops was destroyed in 12 villages of tahsil DG Khan.

Around 1851 acre cotton area, 145 acre sugarcane area, 215 acre fodder, 15 acre vegetables, and 9157 acre other crops were damaged by flood in 30 villages of tahsil Taunsa Sharif.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 11, 2015
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