Water mismanagement leads to serious water shortages in Sistan and Baluchestan Province

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The governor of Nimruz said that 12,000 hectares of this city’s autumn crops were completely destroyed due to drought and water shortages.

Dehmordeh said that the drinking water was supplied with great difficulty to a number of villages with water tankers. He requested that a water pump station and wells be built to provide water for livestock in the area. Speaking at the same gathering, the Director General of the Crisis Management in Sistan and Baluchestan Province said that the lack of access to water and rainfall in the Sistan region would lead to many problems for farmers and livestock farmers in the region.

“None of the water from the Hirmand River has entered the Sistan area which has led to many difficulties for farmers as well”, Reza Arbabi added. (The state-run ISNA news agency- Apr. 7, 2018)

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