‘190 water schemes, 54km water pipeline being laid down in Tharparkar’


KARACHI: Sindh government launched many mega projects for the development of district Tharparkar and uplift of the people so as to raise their standard of living and make them economically strong. 
Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon said on the directives of PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Sindh government had installed 120 reverse osmosis water filtration plants in Tharparkar and each of the plant was providing 200,000 gallons of potable water to the people. 
Sindh government was carrying out work on additional 190 water schemes for drinking and irrigation purposes and work on 54-kilometer long water pipeline from Lonikot to Nangarparkar was being laid with accelerated pace at a cost of Rs 540 million.
Criticising the role of previous chief executives of the province especially Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim and others, the minister said they failed to provide basic civic facilities to the people of Tharparkar. The people of Tharparkar were now facing the tragic outcome of that negligence.
He said since he had been elected, major steps were taken for bringing improvements in live of people of Tharparkar. Small dams were constructed, reverse osmosis water filtration plants were installed and 190 water schemes were under construction. 
Measures for provision of irrigation water and fodder were also taken. Reverse osmosis plants were also being installed at around 643 villages in Tharparkar while extra steps were being taken for electrification of far-flung areas of Tharparkar through solar energy technology.
The minister said Sindh government was working on variety of immediate, short term and long term projects and the relief and rehabilitation work was in full swing in drought-hit Tharparkar especially supply of potable water, milk and other nutritious food for children and mothers and other edible commodities especially wheat and rice.
He said Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has already established the Tharparkar Development Authority and major projects for employment, trade facilities, water for drinking and for irrigation, access to major markets, health ad education facilities would shortly be visible on the canvas.
Sindh government had also vowed to allocate a special budgetary allocation for development of Tharparkar while a hefty sum of money from current fiscal budget would also be allocated for Tharparkar.

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