242-km-long lifeline: Achro Thar revs to life under new fresh water project


KHIPRO: Taj Mohammad, a resident of Kak village located in Achro Thar, is one out of 30,000 people who now have access to clean, fresh water, after Pakistan People’s party (PPP) initiated a mega-fresh water plant in the area several months ago.Established with the sole purpose of providing safe drinking-water to 101 villages of barren Achro Thar, ‘Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Fresh Water Project’ is one such revolutionary scheme that has the capability to address the region’s major water woes.Residents of Kak village along with other nearby-villages have found genius ways to pull out water from tanks installed as part of the project at various locations. They have also engineered a way to install a hand-pump in close proximity of their homes from which they pump out water very easily.“It [project] has certainly led to a considerable uplift in the lifestyles of people of Achro Thar, where we now live in properly-built homes, as opposed to slums in the past,” revealed Taj Mohammad. Content with government’s efforts of providing adequate supply of water to Achro Thar, Taj Mohammad’s family and their standards of living have elevated noticeably. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Fresh Water Project is located in the town of Khipro of Sanghar district, which gets its water from Lower Nara Canal, supplies water through pipeline spread over a wide area of 242 kilometres. This is approximately all the distance needed to travel from Khipro to Karachi.The ground-breaking project was inaugurated by Chairman People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto on March 31 which has brought respite to a huge population of approximately 30,000 people who previously braved extreme water scarcity under very harsh conditions. “This mega-project was built under the supervision of MNA Shazia Marri with a vision to supply water, that is safe for consumption, to almost …read more

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