Severe water shortage hitting the country this year, as water inflow in the two major dams is negligible. As result the kharif crop sowing month i.e, May and June faced dried water situation in rivers. Are policy makers only having solution to this problem in the form of Kalabagh dam?
There is scarcity of domestic water supply, drinking water, and water for irrigation in almost all parts of the country. Hydro developmental tools must be upgraded according to new technological advancements. To avoid drought , policy makers must consider reforming water pricing regime, conservation and judicious use of water, use of software of water management, solar tube wells, and using drip irrigation techniques. Its time to do more for water development infra structure.
(Originally published in Dawn)