BADIN: Due to acute water shortage in Badin for the last three months, people have started to move to different places for their survival.
People from different areas and towns including Kadhan, Bhugra Memon, Behdmi, Seerani, Ahmed Rajo, Golarchi, Tando Bago, Nindo, Khoski and other places were facing a dire shortage of water that is forcing them to leave their homes empty and relocate to other unknown areas.
The acute water shortage began more than three months ago when people living in the tail-end areas of canals were deprived of water. The canals of district Badin including Kazia Wah, Mirwah, Morhadi, Mithna Wah, Kamaro Wah, Ganj Behar and others, have dried up.
It is astonishing to know that even though there is no water, even for drinking purpose, in the canals and ponds and there is no water supply to different cities of the district, but the irrigation department through a notification has announced water rotation for growers and citizens across the district.
Meanwhile, denizens of the cities and towns including Badin, Golarchi, Tando Bago, Talhar, Matli were badly affected and the residents do not even have water to drink. This severe shortage of water is also adversely affecting the agricultural yield of this year, causing financial losses to the growers as well.
It is an urgent issue that requires an immediate attention of higher authorities to overcome the increasing water shortage in this poverty marred district of Sindh.