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Sar-e-Pul faced with water shortages and lack of education facilities

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Sar-e-Pul faced with water shortages and lack of education facilities

sar-e-pulWater shortage and lack of proper irrigation scheme have left many lands uncultivated in Sar-e-Pul province.

Farmers look forward to rain and snowfall for their crops and have called on the government to address the issue.

A resident of Syedabad area on the outskirts of Sari-e-Pul City, Haji Zafran, told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) half of his crops grown were rain-fed; he could not cultivate his entire fields due to lack of irrigation water.

“I own 38 acres of agricultural land, but hardly grow crops on 20 acres depending on rain. The rest remains uncultivated each year,” PAN quotes a Sozma Qala district resident, Khudai Birdai.

Meanwhile, some residents also complained about lack of education facilities in the province.

According to PAN, the province is faced with lack of school buildings, professional teachers and textbooks.

“I have only four books. Our teachers often remain absent from school and I don’t like going to school due to these problems,” PAN quotes a 10th grade student in Gosfandi district, Abdullah.

Governor Abdul Jabbar Haqbin said efforts were being made to resolve the issue during the ongoing academic year, adding that 75 school buildings would be constructed.

He called on the central government to assist in making the delivery of textbook to students in Sar-e-Pul province.

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