arid zone


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arid zone

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(Physical Geography) either of the zones of latitude 15–30° N and S characterized by very low rainfall and desert or semidesert terrain
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In order to exploit the agriculture and livestock potential in tribal areas of the country, the government had allocated an amount Rs275 million for up-gradation of Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) to the level of AZRC and establishment of new adaptive res.
MITHI -- Widespread rains lashed parts of Tharparkar desert on Monday and Tuesday reviving hopes among people of Thar that the shower will help forestall a much feared drought in the arid zone by recharging aquifers and sending a wave to joy through growers in the area which had been facing acute shortage of water for months.
He said the specified lands were meant for producing fodder for livestock - the mainstay of Tharparkar economy - to ensure production of sufficient food for animals in this rain-dependent arid zone.
In order to promote the agriculture sector in tribal areas, the government had also spent an amount of Rs111.610 million on the up-gradation of arid zone research institute (AZRI) to the level of AZRC and and establishment of new adaptive res.cum demonstration institute at Seakach, Wana, South Waziristan Agency, Miranshah, North Waziristan Agencies (FATA) Tank and Matora, Lakki Marwat as agaisnt the total allocation of Rs254.743 million for current fiscal year.
In order to promote the agriculture sector in tribal areas, the government had also spent an amount of Rs111.610 million on the up-gradation of arid zone research institute (AZRI) to the level of AZRC and establishment of new adaptive res.cum demonstration institute at Seakach, Wana, South Waziristan Agency, Miranshah, North Waziristan Agencies (FATA) Tank and Matora, Lakki Marwat as against the total allocation of Rs254.743 million for current fiscal year.
Under ongoing major schemes, Rs400 million has been given to Olive cultivation on commercial scale, Rs 300 million would be spent on National Pesticide Residues Monitoring System (PARC), and Rs 275 million would be spent on upgradation of Arid Zone Research Institute to the level of AZRC and establishment of demonstration institute at Seakach, Wana, South Waziristan, Miransha North Waziristan, Tank and Matora, Lakki Mar.
Children have become more vulnerable to waterborne diseases and infections owing to lack of facilities in the rain-dependent arid zone of the province.
The meeting also discussed and approved the up-gradation of D.I.Khan Arid Zone Research Institute besides improving agricultural productivity in less developed areas of FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at a cost of 691 million rupees.
Except for their extreme aridity due to scanty and erratic rainfall, the two component tracts of Sindh's arid zone, that is, Kohistan and the eastern desert of Thar, have widely different geomorphologic characteristics and distinct profiles.
The Islamic Republic is located in an arid zone and the country is facing a serious water shortage crisis.
Iran is located in an arid zone, and the drought of 1992-2002 caused a major blow to agriculture.