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    12 Rabi Awal In Pakistan

  • Irsa fears unusual water shortage for Rabi crop

    ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) on Thursday expressed fears of unusually acute water shortage during the current Rabi season and asked the provincial governments to make contingent plans for wheat sowing to avoid major losses to upcoming crops...

    The provinces were told that due to atypical prevailing weather conditions in the country river flows were not showing promising trend and the phenomenon may lead to more...

  • Water shortage for Rabi crops surges to 36pc

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is estimated to suffer a rare 36 per cent water shortage in the ongoing Rabi season, amid fewer rainfalls and flows in two contributing rivers – Jhelum and Kabul – plunging to a historic low, compelling the authorities to adopt tight irrigation patterns that minimise crop losses...

    While reviewing the overall water availability for the remaining Rabi season, the regulator deliberated on three different working...

  • Recent rain reduces water shortage for Rabi crop

    ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) decided on Wednesday not to finalise estimates for water availability for the coming Rabi crop as recent rain appeared to have brought down shortage to 13-18 per cent from more than 20pc as was feared earlier...

    It was, therefore, tentatively estimated that shortages in Rabi would be significantly lower than previous estimates of over 20pc...

  • Irsa sees 14pc water shortage in Rabi season

    ISLAMABAD: With 14 per cent water shortage estimated for the Rabi season, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) asked the government on Wednesday to move towards building dams on an urgent basis to avoid an economic loss of billions of rupees every year...

    After a meeting of the authority’s advisory committee, Irsa chairman and member Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Raqib Khan said Pakistan had incurred over Rs1...

  • 5MAF water shortage feared for Rabi crops

    ISLAMABAD: Having lost over 20 million acre-feet (MAF) water into the sea during the recent floods, the country is estimated to face water shortage of about 5MAF in the Rabi season starting on Oct 1...

    The sources said the country’s irrigation requirement for Rabi had been estimated at 36MAF and maximum water availability at around 31MAF, leaving a shortfall of about 5MAF...

  • Water shortage worsens for Rabi crops

    ISLAMABAD: As the provinces start sowing Rabi crops, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) is anticipating increase in water shortage to around 20 per cent, much higher than estimated a fortnight ago...

    On Sept 30, an advisory committee meeting of the water regulator had worked out water shortage at 14pc for the Rabi season based on river flows, storage in dams and rainfall probabilities...

  • Lack of rains will affect Rabi crop production this year

    Mohammad Khan grows wheat and other Rabi crops including mustard, lentils and grams on his farm in Chawali, which is located 28 kilometres to the west of Chakwal city and has prepared his land for the ongoing sowing season...

    “It has not rained in two months, which has lead to a drought in the region and has affected the cultivation of major Rabi crops,” he said...

  • Bright outlook for this season’s rabi crop

    PROSPECTS of rabi crop this year are apparently better than last year, but a lot will depend on the availability of irrigation water and on the timing and amount of winter rainfalls...

    “The two main Rabi crops — wheat and maize — are expected to yield more and we’re also anticipating improvements in the production of gram and moong,” said a senior official of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research...

  • Rabi crops face 38pc water shortage, Irsa warns

    ISLAMABAD: Anticipating 38 per cent water shortage for Rabi season, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) on Monday asked provincial agricultural authorities for better water management to minimise loss to crop output and rejected a call to subject Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces to water cuts...

    Gram, lentil, tobacco, rapeseed, barley and mustard are some of the other Rabi crops...

  • Water scarcity to hit Rabi crops next

    According to calculations by the Indus River System Authority (Irsa), there are fears of a 38pc deficit for the Rabi season — compromising Pakistan’s entire crop cycle...

    During Rabi (Oct-March), the minimum shortage would be 33pc and maximum 43pc, averaging at 38pc...

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