Slow rate of glacier melting affects crop farms


Because the water flow in Pakistani’s main rivers is thirtyfive percent below what it used to be in the previous years. And these numbers are rising.

Pakistan only has 4 major crops and besides the above mentioned ones it also produces wheat. Sugarcane, cotton and rice are planted and grown in a single season and a lot of workforce is involved in the whole process. Ten percent of the country-s economic output is generated by the employed workforce that works in this area.

The only alternative left only for some farmers is to use water from tube-wells. High fuel prices coupled with the energy crisis make this option a hard one as tube-wells rely on diesel generators.


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