SAHIWAL

Severe cold wave has badly damaged the potato crop resultantly potato produce has reduced from 125 bags to 40/50 bags per acre.

The potato growers have demanded the government to declare Sahiwal Division as calamity hit and announce a special relief package for the growers.

The demand was made during a meeting of Anjuman-e-Kashatkaraan Sahiwal which was presided over by its President Ch Rehmat Ali. The participants were informed that not only the potato crop had been damaged, the cold wave had also affected fodder and vegetables crops. It was told that cold wave had inflicted loss more Rs1 billion on the growers which was severe blow to agriculture sector.