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Afghanistan: Floods: Kandahar livestock, industry incur millions of Afghanis loss by Bashir Ahmad Naadem March 14,2019   |  Source: FT LK

Recent heavy rains and flash floods have caused millions of afghanis losses to the livestock and industry besides crops and residential homes in southern Kandahar province. Officials say the livestock suffered 63 million afghanis and industry 75 million afghanis loss as a result of the floods. Eng. Mohammadullah Noori, livestock promotion program in-charge at Kandahar’s agriculture department, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a total of 63m afghanis losses were inflicted on nomads’ animals and chicken, fish and bee farms in the province.

He said 3,000 sheep, goats, donkeys and other animals belonging to nomads were lost to the floods in Arghandab, Zheri, Panjwai and Dand districts of Kandahar, which he said caused 45 million afghanis loss. Three of four chicken farms having 12,000 chickens in total were also lost to the floods and each farm cost 600,000 afghanis for construction. Noori said Afghan Kab, a fish farming company in Kandahar city, which exports fishes to 16 provinces of the country, was also seriously damaged. He said the company lost 100,000 baby fishes and the pool they were kept in caused the company three million afghanis loss. About damages to bee farms, he said 18 bee farms in Kandahar city and districts were seriously affected in the floods.

He said

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