Water shortage worsens: heatwaves in Pakistan

Residents of Sindh and other parts of Pakistan are living under extreme weather conditions, with the mercury surpassing 50 degrees Celsius. Water woes are making the situation worse as clean drinking water and resources to water the crops are diminishing. Manzoor Wassan, advisor to the chief minister of Sindh on agriculture, has stated that the water scarcity is affecting almost all agriculture products in the province and the situation is feared to get worse in the coming days.

The water shortage led by extreme weather conditions is also expected to result in a food shortage in Pakistan as the area of cultivation and annual yield is facing a decrease with every coming year, he added.

At a recent media briefing, Pakistan's Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman warned of a 50 percent decline in the production of mangoes in the country due to water shortage. She said that her country ranks 5th in the world in producing mangoes, but this year severe water shortages and rising temperatures are expected to take a toll on the production of juicy fruit.

Water Shortage is also leading to many health issues including water-borne diseases, heatstroke and kidney issues among the nationals.

Source: aninews.in


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