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Farmers demand crop compensation across the board

October 06, 2014 - M Rafique Goraya - BR Report - The flood-affected farmers of the Punjab have demanded that crop compensation should be paid across the board and should not be restricted only for farmers owning up to 10 acres. Director/Spokesman Farmers Associates Pakistan (FAP) Dr Afzal Haider Rizvi told Business Recorder that according to the government estimates 23,43,255 acres of standing crops and orchards were affected in 3,055 villages of the Punjab during the last month…

From ownership to tenancy

September 17th , 2014 - By Shafiq Butt SAHIWAL(dawn): Twenty-seven landowner families of Dad Balooch Village have become landless tenants because of high flood and continuous erosion by the Ravi during the past two weeks. It is learnt that more than 50 acre land of these families has been washed away in recent floods. These families demand alternative agriculture land for their livelihood. As many as 144 members of these families are temporarily residing in makeshift tents…

Katcha belt population unmoved as flood looms large

September 15th, 2014- MOST of the several hundred tents pitched in Larkna district for people vulnerable to flood are vacant on Sunday evening, a couple of days before the expected arrival of the deluge. LARKANA(Dawn): The Sept 13 deadline given by the Larkana district administration to over 77,000 people of the katcha belt to move to safe places passed off without any response. A constant rise in the water level at Guddu and Sukkur barrages was noted on Sunday evening and the…

Chenab River in Multan: water level likely to reduce considerably

September 14, 2014 - APP - Water level is at peak in the Chenab River in Multan as 600,000 cusecs water is flowing through Head Muhammadwala and Shershah which is likely to reduce considerably within next 24 hours. Flood Control Cell Head Chaudhary Zahid told APP on Saturday, two breaches at Head Muhammadwala and three at Sher Shah embankment had been made to ensure maximum flow and save the urban population of Multan. He said that Saturday was the most crucial day for Multan as water…

Mangla reservoir has been filled to capacity

September 12th, 2014 - dawn LAHORE: The Mangla reservoir has attained its maximum water storage level of 1,242 feet above mean sea level for the first time since completion of the Mangla Dam Raising Project. Under the project completed in late 2009, the dam was raised by 30 feet, taking the maximum water level permissible to 1,242 feet above sea level. With the addition of 2.88 million acre feet (MAF), the storage capacity of the reservoir was thus increased to 7.4MAF. It…

Nawaz invites marchers to join flood relief and rescue

September 10, 2014 - ONLINE JALALPUR BHATTIAN: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday asked the participants of the sit-ins in the federal capital to step forward and help the people affected by the floods. Nawaz vowed to continue the journey towards economic progress and development despite what he said were impediments created by dharnas (sit-ins) in the federal capital. “The sit-ins are disrupting business activities in Pakistan. It is an attempt to impede the course of…

Pakistan flood: Nearly 200 die as relief, rescue underway

Islamabad/Lahore/Srinagar(APP): Death toll from Pakistan's worst flooding in decades mounted to 195 on Monday as rescuers were battling to pull through thousands trapped in floodwaters, Samaa reported. Around 150 villages have been submerged and nearly 450 others are affected in Punjab since torrential monsoon rains triggered flooding and landslides hit Pakistan’s most populous and wealthy province as well as Kashmir region. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)…

Disaster Alert: Bosnia / Serbia Flood

May 21, 2014 - World Vets Massive flooding in Bosnia and Serbia has left millions of animals and people in a dire situation and in desperate need for help.  World Vets is deploying to the region to provide support for animals that have been impacted by this disaster. Thousands of animals have died from the immediate impact of the floods, but many more livestock and companion animals require urgent assistance. Animals are often not the primary focus during massive disasters and World…

Standing paddy crop badly hit by flood

September 07, 2013 Standing paddy crop spreading over 6,496 acres of land has been badly damaged due to heavy rains and flood in Sialkot district. According to a rough estimate, the paddy crop amounting to Rs 45 to 50 crores has been damaged in Sialkot, Daska, Pasrur and Sambrial tehsils of Sialkot district. Sources in Agriculture department told Business Recorder here on Friday that the paddy growers of four tehsils of the district are confronting with serious constrains due to the…

High flood at Guddu: FFD issues red alert

August 26, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The Flood Forecasting Division(FFD) issued a red alert on Sunday that River Indus at Guddu will be again in high flood as 3,20,000 cusecs water of river Chenab would enter the barrage during Monday to Tuesday (26th to 27th). It said the mighty Indus is already in medium flood with the inflow of 3,74,000 cusecs, therefore the fresh wave of 3,20,000 cusecs of river Chenab water would further worsen the flood situation in upper Sindh. Rivers position:…

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