Web Desk: As there is talk of dams in the country, Pakistan peoples party (PPP) government in Tharparkar district had completed 18 small dams.
Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister (CM) for Information Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that Sindh government had completed these Dams in Tharparkar district without the help of federal government.
Miskeen Jahan Khan Khoso Dam built in Nagarparkar by Sindh Govt. This small dam was completed in June 2018 and will benefit an area of 2700 acres. Well done Sindh Govt & PPP pic.twitter.com/SvINEUtBVn
SenatorMurtaza Wahab (@murtazawahab1) 9 October 2018
Centre had not initiated any relief efforts in Thar. Sindh government is taking relief measures on its own, he added.
“Naryasar Dam, Ghartiari Dam, Gordhro Bhatiani Dam, Chanida Dam, Lakar Khadio Dam, Koowara Dam, Jhinijasar Dam, Adhigam Dam, Lakhy-Jo-Wandio Dam, Ranpur Bund, Mulji, Bhodesar Tank, Khararo Bund, Tobirio Tank, Miskeen Jahan Khan Khoso, Bartalao Dam, Kali Das and Vera Wah,” are the dams in the region which were constructed by PPP government, Barrister Wahab added.
Ghartiari Dam is another reservoir for water built by Sindh Govt in Tharparkar District. It will benefit an area of 2,500 acres of land in the district pic.twitter.com/eoX8kYj2nT
SenatorMurtaza Wahab (@murtazawahab1) October 10, 2018
It must be noted that Sindh has become the only province to have as many as 50 operational small dams that aim to meet the water needs of far-flung areas.
It is learnt that as many as 31 new dams are under construction while some eight area are under the tendering process.
People of Thar are facing perhaps the worst-ever water crisis in their villages in the wake of a severe drought in what is a rain-dependent arid zone.
Every year 1,500 children die due to malnutrition, lack of water, infections in the remote region.
The recent spell of drought in Sindh has also put wildlife in the Nagarparkar and Kirthar National Park at risk.