Monday, September 26, 2011

Water wasted of Pakistani rivers into Arabian Sea

 Pakistan had wasted 105 Million Acre Feet (MAF) of rain and flood water into Arabian Sea last year, 2010, because of lack of water reservoirs and awareness among the people to save and utilize precious water resource . This water was manifold more than the capacity of Tarbela Dam and depicted a grim picture of the situation.
Water both for drinking and irrigation may become a big problem in the future as the demand is growing but no new water reservoirs are imminent and the already available water reservoirs are losing their capacity continuously . Pakistan and India go to war if they could not solve their differences over the water of the rivers that flow from India into Pakistan.
This was stated by Professor Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan VC University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a project on “Social research to foster effective collaboration and strengthen pro-poor values” at New Senate Hall UAF here on Thursday.
The function was organized by the Department of Rural Sociology UAF in collaboration with Agriculture Sector Linkage Program .

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