Lingering drought in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has left about 300,000 people short of drinking water, local authorities said Sunday [27 July 2014]. About 600,000 people in seven prefectures and cities have been affected by the drought since April, with half of them lacking drinking water, according to the regional civil affairs department.
It is possible that the grain harvest target for the whole year can be achieved if measures to fight against natural calamities are strictly executed, Yu Xinrong, Vice Minister of Agriculture, was quoted by the newspaper as saying. The natural calamities only have impacted autumn grain crops in certain regions, and crops in most other
The heat wave hitting southern China has raised concerns over irrigation systems in the country’s poorer regions, with crops failing due to poorly maintained irrigation facilities. The drought in Guilin city in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has affected six counties since July, with 47,000 local residents facing drinking water shortage…Full-text article: China Daily
Agriculture experts worry that a severe drought that began in June may damage the rice harvest in central and eastern China this year, but add that it’s too early to know whether the entire country will be affected. “Rice fields in Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces have been severely affected by heat and drought this
A drought-hit region in Yunnan province is expected to welcome mild to heavy rainfall before April 16, relieving a six-month-long drought, the China Meteorological Administration forecasted on Wednesday. From Wednesday to Friday, rainfall may hit eastern parts of the province, while next week another round of rain will be seen in the northeastern parts of