MULTAN (APP): Recent floods devastated crops at 127,821 acres of land in the district causing loss of billions of rupees to farmers. This was disclosed by executive district officer agriculture Shafqat Bhatti while talking to APP. He said that farmers had cultivated cotton at 70,369 acres, Sugarcane at 1655 acres, barley on 572 acres, fodder on 24,428 acres, vegetables on 6786 acres and other crops on 829 acres.  The EDO informed the total sown area across the district was 603,050 acres.

He claimed that the cotton growers suffered a loss of billions of rupees due to the flood.  However, according to revenue department sources, the floods destroyed crops at an area of 103,002 acres.