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Call for reservoirs to store rainwater

Monsoon always have a great impact on local agriculture as good rains always increase production of both major and minor crops of Pakistan, which boosts the agriculture sector growth.

There is a need to establish water reservoirs to store this precious natural resource while promotion of rainwater harvesting technique is also a need of hour for Pakistani agriculture.

Swatis protest against water shortage

Water News: 

After power outrages that extend beyond 20 hours in a single day, Swatis are being forced to deal with acute water shortage during Ramazan.

Gul Kada Union Council, where over 40,000 people are residing, has been facing the issue for more than 40 days now. The entire scenario seems like a throwback to the times when people used to fetch water from far-flung streams and carry water pots on their heads and shoulders.

KASUR City News

Water released by India in a drain along the Indo-Pak border started receding near Ballanwala village on Wednesday.

Owing to the quick flow of water, breaches occurred in the drain at various places. As a result, crop over hundreds acres submerged. Rescue 1122 teams with the district officials, including DCO Irshad Hussain Shah and DPO Ali Gohar, reached the spot. Earlier on Tuesday evening, India released a huge quantity of water entered Pakistan from the Khem Karn side. Water entered several houses in Ballanwala, disrupting its road link.

Twin cities: Water-borne diseases on the rise!

With the onset of hot, humid weather and early monsoon rains, situation of water-borne diseases such as viral hepatitis (A&E), gastroenteritis, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, cholera, dysentery, E-coli diarrhoea, giardiasis and intestinal worms, malaria, dengue fever, poliomyelitis and rotavirus diarrhoea in infants - the second major cause of childhood deaths - is likely to get worse if effective prevention and control measures are not adopted religiously.

EU, BRSP ink 1 million euro accord

The European Union (EU) has inked an agreement of Euro 1 million with the Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) for providing water and sanitation facilities in two districts of the province.

EU counselor/head of the operation, Berend de Groot, and BRSP chief Nadir Gul Bareach signed the agreement on behalf of their organisations at a local hotel last night. The signing ceremony was attended by Balochistan Health Minister Ainullah Shams, PHED Additional Secretary Sheikh Muhammad Nawaz, and a number of government officials and representatives of NGOs.