Water shortage forces some rice farmers in Pakistan to sell lands below market value

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Severe water shortage during the rice-growing season in the province of Sindh is forcing some rice farmers to sell their land to real estate developers below market prices.

Not a single acre of rice could be sown in Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, and Tando Muhammad Khan according to the head of the provincial Environment Ministry.

The minister blamed climate change and the inequitable distribution of irrigation water for the situation that he said could lead to a rice crisis in Sindh.

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