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Government preparing new national water policy

Latest Update: January 31, 2016 | 267 Views
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The Government is preparing a new national water policy to address the issue of its scarcity.

Official sources said in Islamabad that the policy is being formulated in consultation with all stakeholders.

The policy is aimed at efficient use of fresh water, developing hydropower projects, ensuring food security, expanding available water supply and adapting to climate changes.

The Policy will lay stress on upgrading the water sector’s information systems, improving watershed management, increasing forest cover, flood management, and encouraging rainwater harvesting technology.