India: Low Indus river flows threaten crops

AlertNet: Ali Jamal is still waiting for irrigation water to soak his parched land in Pakistan's southern Sindh province -- and it is now almost too late for him to get a cotton crop this year. "I have prepared the land, made furrows and broadcast cotton seed in it but there is no irrigation water flowing in the waterways,' the 35-year-old farmer told AlertNet. The coastal district, some 209 km southeast of Karachi and on the eastern side of the Indus River, normally sees irrigation water flowing by......

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