LAHORE - Unannounced loadshedding is badly affecting the country's agriculture sector particularly at the time when the sowing season of wheat, canola and other crops is beginning throughout the country, agriculturists said on Tuesday. They said that the country is facing severe water shortage following India stopped Pakistan's water at River Chenab to fill the controversial Baglihar dam. Now loadshedding is adding fuel to fire and destroying the agriculture sector because there are 200,000 electric tubewells in the country to irrigate the land, which could not be run due to electricity shortage, said Ibrahim Mughal Chairman Agri-Forum Pakistan. He further said that the farmers are also unable to afford diesel due to its skyrocketing prices to run diesel engines to irrigate the land. He further demanded the government to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the growers to enhance the agriculture production and to overcome food shortage in the country. Another agriculturist Shamshad Ali said that the country is already facing severe food shortage and the dream of bumper wheat crop could come true under such circumstance when there is no electricity for the growers and diesel has become unaffordable. "How can growers irrigate their crops to get bumper crop," he questioned? He further said that the growers are suffering due to 10 to 12 hours load shedding, which is a severe set back for the agricultural sector and the economy as well. Kisan Board Pakistan also expressed their great concern over long hours loadshedding stating that it would lead to collapse the agriculture sector. They also demanded the government to immediately cut down the diesel price so that the growers could be able to irrigate their fields.