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Author: Murtaza Rathor

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COVID 19 Effects on Tharparkar

Tharparkar is commonly known as a draught area. Before the onset of COVID-19, the people of Tharparkar were already facing unending problems. The survey data showed that three-fourth of the population is afflicted by poverty and malnutrition, and the infant mortality rate is much higher than in other districts. Water itself is an issue in Tharparkar for so many years of the dry weather. The entire district is facing a water shortage owing to a lack of routine rains. The available underground water too is not suitable for drinking. Since 2013-14 Tharparkar has been facing a draught-like situation consistently....

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