Water vital for agriculture

Published Dec 06, 2012 03:13am

THE president in a recent meeting with the Japanese ambassador has called for modernising agriculture in Pakistan by incorporating Japanese technology.

Will Japanese technology overcome the prevailing water shortage? Crops can be grown without soil but not without water. For how long will our two water reservoirs keep meeting the ever growing demand with ever decreasing storage capacity?

The issue of water shortage has serious ramifications in terms of agricultural production, agro-based exports, foreign exchange earnings, food inflation, job creation, poverty alleviation, livelihood of the rural population, etc. Small and medium water reservoirs are not enough and Bhasha dam with all its limitations is 15 years away. Only Kalabagh dam can save the 190million people from hunger, thirst and poverty looming over their heads.

KHURSHID ANWER Lahore

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Comments (2) (Closed)


Abdul Subhan
Dec 06, 2012 06:38am
well ! you can not say that kalabagh dam is the only solution to this problem of water shortage. infact it will leed us to more conflicts, it would be wise enough for us to look for better solutions than this.
mohammad shafiq
Dec 06, 2012 03:36pm
strange to say all voices in support of this project seem to come only from lahore