Scorching heat in the city of Turbat, Balochistan is routine where the average summer temperature is almost 45°C. Turbat is well known for its quality sweet dates. A rare local hot air phenomenon called ‘Gorich’ has destroyed almost all dates trees in Turbat and nearby villages. A farmer I find out about village Herronk, bought dates harvest for Rs 20,000 yet all dates of the farm got burnt. The poor man took a loan of 20,000 from the bank and as a result, is in dire straits, while there are no effective innovative technologies helping the people to offset these negative aspects of nature.
Federal agriculture institutions and provisional food department must help people and should introduce new techniques to save dates and other agriculture products in the provinces.