Noorpur Thal is very backward and the hottest Tehsil of the Punjab province. The Tehsil consists of 82 villages. Large numbers of people are related with agriculture. But the farmers of the Thal are facing a lot of problems and living hand to mouth. The seepage of Chashma Jhelum-link canal has destroyed thousands acres of land in the Tehsil. The crops are also affected. The Thal Farmers Welfare Association (TFWA) said that the farmers are facing a lot of problems and the reasons for such a huge productivity gap include traditional farming practices, inefficient irrigation methods, high input costs, lack of bio-safety regulations and insufficient institutional credit for poor farmers.

Irrigation efficiency is very low and 60 per cent of irrigation water is lost during transmission of water from source to the field, the farmers added.

They said that the government never announced any relief package for the farmers of these areas. TFWA appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister to announce special relief package for the affected farmers of the Thal.

Unity termed need of hour: PML-N Youth Wing Sargodha Division Additional Secretary General Muhammad Khalid Awan has said that the party can face all problems and challenges as it has roots among the masses. He was addressing a public gathering here the other day.

He said that with people’s support, the PML-N had come to power and it would steer the country out of all crises. “Unity among the nation is the need of the hour and solution to all problems faced by the country, he added.

PML-N local leaders Advocate Malik Aziz Hussain Jara and Malik Manzoor Ahmad also addressed on the occasion. Tehsil President Malik Manzoor Ahmad Baga was also present on the occasion.