MIRPURKHAS: Cotton, red chili and other crops cultivated on 100,000 acre of land in Naokot sub division were adversely affected by shortage of irrigation water, the members of Tail end Agriculture Welfare Association said. Sources said that the sowing of onion and tomato crops is on delay without water due to acute shortage of irrigation water that was supplied through Mithrao Canal and its distributaries for the last three months. The affected tail end growers of the area including Khalid Arain, Dr Abdul Wahid Kakepota and Ch Inamullah Arain said that mostly growers in their sub division had cultivated cotton, chili and other crops but since three months, acute water shortage has been persisting in their tail end areas because it was the tail end area of Nara Canal and after 21 days very minor quantity of water was supplied to tail as a result their crops were damaging and they compelled to suffer big losses after investing millions of rupees in cultivation. They blamed that irrigation department officials are corrupt and sale their share of water to big landlords and ensure very minor water supply in tail areas after 21 days. They demanded of the Sindh chief minister, irrigation secretary and Nara Canal director to take notice and ensure supply of required quantity of irrigation water in their respective areas to save their cultivated crops otherwise they would be compelled to launch protest campaign against the corrupt officials of irrigation department.