Govt’s water conservation policy yielding results: PM

Imran Khan says Dasu Hydropower Project will add 1200b power units

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday that the PTI government’s water conservation policies are producing positive results.

In a tweet on Sunday, he said that Usman Buzdar-led Punjab government has stopped fall in Lahore’s groundwater for the first time since 1980 through effective water recycling policies, new aquifer charges, underground rain storage, well-timed pumping and other targeted actions.

In another pinned tweet with a video clip of the project briefing, Imran Khan said that Dasu Hydropower Project is one of the projects which will immensely benefit the country upon completion by 2028. The Prime Minister expressed the confidence that during the decades of dams which began in 2018, all projects will be completed. He said Dasu Hydropower Project which is the most significant one will add 1200 billion units of electricity and it will guarantee the environmental conservation besides economic and social development of Pakistan.

The prime minister also shared the statistics showing Lahore’s minimum water level at 5.7 meters and maximum 15.96 meters in 1980 which fell to 8.18m minimum and 23.33 maximum in 1990 and further to 11.94m and 32m in 2000.

Having further dropped the minimum level to 22.8m and maximum to 48.4m in 2017, the city’s water table stopped depleting since 2018 which currently stood at 23m minimum and 50m maximum since last two years.

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