CHAGAI: Agriculture experts have advised growers to conserve maximum water by growing and planting those crops and trees which need minimum water. They also called for adopting the trickle irrigation system.

A seminar in this regard was conducted by Islamic Relief (IR), Balochistan, with the collaboration of Agriculture Extension Department in Dalbandin on Monday. The seminar was attended by growers and officials of public and private sector organisations.

Speaking on the occasion, Agriculture Research Council, Balochistan, Director General Abdul Hannan, Deputy Director Abdullah Baloch and Scientific Officer Javed Ahmed said that 70 to 80 per cent water is wasted due to those plants and crops which consume more water with low benefits. They called for avoiding mismanagement of water by growers. They stressed the need for creating awareness about efficient use of water and called for enactment of a water act followed by a proper policy in this regard.

According to them, if this matter is not taken serious then the country could face an acute water shortage in the future.

The speakers were of the opinion that growers must be consulted before construction of dams.

IR Balochistan’s area manager Essa Tahir Sanjrani, Agriculture Extension Department, Chagai, Deputy Director Zahoor Ahmed Shah and some experts also shared their experiences with participants of the seminar.

Published in Dawn, October 26th, 2021

Opinion

Editorial

Updated 21 May, 2022

Band-aid measure

A more pronounced impact would have been possible had the cap on energy prices been removed.
21 May, 2022

Bilawal’s defence

BILAWAL Bhutto-Zardari’s robust defence at the UN headquarters of former prime minister Imran Khan’s Feb 24 trip...
21 May, 2022

Yasin Malik’s conviction

THE conviction of veteran Kashmiri freedom fighter and head of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik by an...
Updated 20 May, 2022

TTP peace talks

ANOTHER attempt to sue for peace with the outlawed TTP is being made, again facilitated by the Afghan Taliban that...
20 May, 2022

Beyond the law

THE senior judiciary should take care not to overreach in its zeal to ‘fix’ issues it ideally need not worry...
20 May, 2022

Political musical chairs

YET another political crisis is brewing in Balochistan, where old rivals Jam Kamal Khan Alyani and Sardar Yar...