Published On: Thu, Aug 20th, 2015

Rainfall brings joy for Tharis

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After three years of prolonged drought in Thar desert, this year the area received heavy rainfall, bringing happiness in the otherwise often miserable lives of Tharis

Jeetesh G Maheshwari

MITHI, THARPARKAR, SINDH: The rainfall in Thar has literally made the lives of the residents of Tharparkar a living dream. Water is a lifeline for them: their livelihood depends on agriculture, which is done with the help of cattle. And when there is water aplenty, the issue of feeding animals is no more.

It is part of the Thari culture to pray for rain in the times of drought. While different prayers are said, people also distribute food, i.e., rice, ghee, vegetables and wheat, etc among the people as part of the ritual.

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In the local Dhatki language they say, iye barish puthiyan henkole ware hek barsat aye jaye, or pray for rain after rain.

Rain also enhances vegetation growth. One of the fastest growing vegetable of Thar is mushroom, locally known as Khunbhi. It is loved by the residents.

Over 886,461 people – with 296,572 in 512 camps have been evacuated owing to floods in Sindh.
The National Disaster Management Authority has said River Indus is still in high flood at Kotri, and in medium flood at Guddu and Sukkur.

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  1. Raja Saen says:

    Good job buddy..(y)

  2. Kapil Dev says:

    Weldon Mr. Jitesh good job keeep it continue………

  3. Suneel kumar says:

    Well written welldone.

  4. Ajeet Kumar says:

    excellent Mr. Jeetesh, Keep it up.

  5. Irfan Ali says:

    Well-done

  6. Excellent work Mr. Jeetesh.
    Keep it up (y)

  7. very good sharing about of thar.need some improvent

  8. Kapil says:

    Well done ! 🙂

  9. darshan maheshwari says:

    Weldone Good job…

  10. Pawan Gujar says:

    nice good job
    keep it up!!

  11. Mahesh says:

    Good job

  12. vivek rathi says:

    Good

  13. very intrsting & nice written

  14. om pirkash says:

    weldone dear nice job

  15. Pawan Kuar says:

    fntstk keep it highlight climaty issues of thar

  16. Labh Shanker says:

    doing wel keep it cntnue

  17. Vinod Kumar Maheshwari says:

    Excellent keep it up

  18. Good works an excellent opportunity

  19. parshan kumar says:

    Nice jeetesh kumar balwani

  20. pershan kumar says:

    Nice jeetesh kumar balwani

  21. pawan kumar says:

    very good jeetesh kumar

  22. dinesh says:

    must be more highlight climat issues of pak…

  23. Mithan kumar says:

    need some improvement.

  24. Raigulab says:

    there should be an awareness program in droughty Thar

  25. Rahul kumar says:

    well written,, people should be also serious on this issue

  26. Rajesh Kumar says:

    Good to read but short story

  27. Raja Rohit says:

    dzrt is lucky,too much genius are frm thr

  28. sunil kumar says:

    afsos hin sal dukar rhyo

  29. Altaf Parekh says:

    all rounder writer student model.gud keep it up

  30. good to see u as a writer.nice article

  31. Shhail kumar says:

    nixe

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