Inferable from the scarcity of water the nation over, experts have cautioned that a starvation-like circumstance may emerge if the issue isn’t settled in a convenient style. Per the report, water scarcity in the nation has set alerts ringing after streams have evaporated because of low precipitation, while India additionally keeps on obstructing the progression of water towards Pakistan, exacerbating things than any time in recent memory.
Sources told the power source that the per capita accessibility of water in the nation is 1,100 million cubic meters for each annum — which is hazardously low — while in Punjab one needs to go to a profundity of 600 feet to draw groundwater. Before, one needed to go to a profundity of 50 feet in particular.
The report additionally said that every year, the Kharif and Rabi crops face up to 45% water deficiency while the groundwater level in little and enormous urban communities across Punjab, including Lahore, has begun falling.
Water experts caution that if new water repositories are not made and water wastage isn’t halted, Pakistan will confront a starvation-like circumstance. As per water experts, because of expanding populace, water misfortune, and environmental change, the authorities should play it safe, in any case, starvation will be inescapable.
The President of Pakistan Engineering Congress Amjad Saeed said that the water issue may turn out to be more genuine in the coming days. He said that notwithstanding the water debate with India, the provinces of Pakistan are additionally fighting with one another over the appropriation of water.
Revealing insight into the matter, the Managing Director of the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) Lahore, Zahid Aziz, said that for the last 15 to 20 years, the groundwater levels of Lahore city have been going somewhere around one meter each year.
He, in any case, said that government measures have raised the groundwater level by two meters, which is sufficient for significant urban areas, including Lahore, for a long time to come.
He said that as of now, individuals in Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi, and the vast majority of the urban communities of South Punjab are confronting a lack of new water yet projects are being set up to manage it.