Thar is under drought due to no rain; DC Tharparkar

MITHI: The main cause of drought in Thar is shortage of water which is due to no rain or lesser rain in the region.

This was stated by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tharparker Asif Ikram here on Friday, while chairing a meeting with delegation of non-government organizations (NGO) regarding the relief work for drought in Tharparkar.

The DC informed the meeting that the government of Sindh has announced the Thar Development Authority to over come the drought hit situation and in this way opportunities of employment will increase.

He further informed that the relief aid was provided to 2,53,116 families in Thar and beside this, 1,29,558 bags of wheat were distributed so far.

He also said that besides this, the process of vaccination among the cattle is under progress, about 30,58,491 cattle were vaccinated till to-date, he said.

On the occasion, District health department briefed the meeting regarding the medical facilities being provided to affected families in the district.