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Ground water level in Baluchistan improved!

ISLAMABAD: Baluchistan has received heavy rainfall during current rain spell and it would improve surface water level and underground water table.

An official of the Agriculture Department of Baluchistan, Ihtisham Baloch told the Media the recent vast rainfall in the province would improve the surface water level and groundwater as it will help in overcome water shortage. He said the province was facing the climate change issues that create drought in the most part of the province which needs to be addressed immediately. The heavy showers with thunderstorm lashed Quetta and adjoining area on Sunday night during the winter season that spells can craft for the communities that are closely contingent on rainfall for agriculture and livestock production. He said that there were so many advantages of rainfall as rain was a part of the water cycle.

It clears the air, replenishes aquifers, allows plants to grow, eventually fills streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds. He said that rain adds humidity to the air and was a contributing factor to the existence of animal life. The current rain turned weather into more cold which affects in certain areas to overcome the vulnerability to drought. The groundwater systems take decades to respond to the present day impact of climate change. It is slowly replenished through rainfalls, he added. A farmer from Loralai, Hamauon Khan said the population of Baluchistan has largely relied on rainwater thus the current rain spell can expand moisture content and would form a suitable base for agriculture. A health expert said as a result of rain, the weather turned more cold and chilled, forcing people to stay indoors.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.