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PM says govt's water conservation policies producing results

PM says govt's water conservation policies producing results
June 20, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has said that water conservation policies of the government are now producing results.

The prime minister took his twitter on Sunday and said that Usman Buzdar-led provincial government has stopped fall in Lahore’s groundwater for the first time since 1980.

PM Imran Khan added that this was achieved through effective water recycling policies, new aquifer charges, underground rain storage, timed well pumping and other targeted actions.

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.