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People drinking toxic water, says Aijaz Shah

BADIN: Aijaz Shah has said that people of Badin are using toxin water for drinking as the drainage of many cities and towns is being flowed into the supply canals of drinking water.

Aijaz Shah was addressing the participants of a ceremony of a project titled “Enhancing Water and Sanitation Governance, Access in two Union councils of district Badin” organized by Indus Consortium in collaboration with USAID.

The Exin of the Irrigation Department further said that water for agricultural purpose is being forcibly stolen by the influential which hampers the provision of due share of water to the farmers of the tail-end.

Nazir Essani Memon, GM Transition, Sindh Irrigation Drainage Authority, on the occasion said unfortunately in Sindh the people of the coastal belt are compelled to face hardships due to political negligence.

Mohammad Ismail Kumbhar, Director University and financial Assistant, Agricultural University Tando Jam, said a big number of poor people live in Badin as compare to other districts. “Majority people of the coastal belt are using arsenic contaminated ground water through hand-pumps which increases the disease burden in the area,” Kumbhar further noted .

Byline: Sawan Kashkheli

Source: Daily Times

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