Heavy Rains Destroy Farms in Sindh

by 5m Editor
7 October 2011, at 9:46am

SINDH, PAKISTAN - Around 200 poultry farms have been destroyed by monsoon rains in Sanghar district.

The monsoon rain severely affected poultry sector as some 200 farms completely destroyed in Sanghar, the third largest producer of chicken in the province, reports Pakistan Observer. According to the President of the District Poultry Association of Sanghar, Chaughry Muhammad Nawaz, Sanghar has around 500 big and small poultry farms which produce between 50 to 60 tonnes per day.

He said: "Half of the production is locally consumed while the remaining 50 per cent is sold in Karachi and Hyderabad markets."

Professor Nawaz maintained that more than 200 farms in the district, mainly large farms, had been completely destroyed with millions of chicks dead.

Professor Nawaz, an expert of economics, said that livestock and poultry were the second most important sectors of economy after agriculture in Sanghar.

"We breed over a million chicks every month," he said. "Whereas the agriculture sector has been badly destroyed by rains and floods in the irrigation channels, the calamity has also devastated livestock and poultry sectors."

The professor underscored the need of providing financial supports to all those sectors to ensure that they could stand on their feet again. "The government should come to their help through loans," he stressed.