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Steps to water sustainability

Equality and equity in the distribution of safe water is a basic human right every state needs to protect. There are an estimated 16 million Pakistanis who don’t have access to clean drinking water. The country was also recently declared ‘water scarce’ to which the government has yet to take any substantive measures for conservation or sustainability. High levels of wastage and irresponsible consumption indicate the general public isn’t too bothered about this either.

Over 350,000 get safe drinking water in South Punjab villages

As many as 116 state-of-the-art water filtration plants have been installed in Lodhran, Hasilpur, Dunyapur, Khanpur and Minchinabad in Bahawalpur Region under Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Program. These filtration plants are providing safe drinking water to more than 350,000 local residents.

These water filtration plants have been installed by Punjab Saaf Pani Company – South (PSPC-South) at easy-to-access places in villages of the above mentioned tehsils for the benefit of the local communities.

Agri experts for strengthening capacities in water management

Islamabad: Agriculture experts here on Wednesday called for strengthening the individual capacities in the field of water management especially spring-shed management for conserving the rapidly depleting water resources in the country.

Addressing a training workshop on “spring shed management” held at National Agricultural Research Council (NARC), they said that water was a primary life-giving resource and its availability was an essential component in socioeconomic development and poverty reduction.

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