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This dam will be disastrous: Sindhi body to Pak

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Sindhi (WSC) has condemned the government's decision of building a dam on the

Expressing concern, the global association of the Sindhis said that the will adversely affect the ecology and geography of the region.

The WSC said that and its indigenous people are already suffering from the shortage of agriculture water. Constructing a dam will aggravate their situation, depleting them of their already meagre resources.

"Unfortunately, since the inception of the country, every water, and is planned and executed keeping Punjab's interest only. has a long history of depriving lower riparian of their fair share of the water, bypassing local and international laws," they said in a statement.

The statement further read that the constructions of mega-dams will imbalance the relationship between water, land and indigenous people by destroying the existing ecosystem, which has taken years to develop.

Suggesting an alternative, the WSC has asked the to scrap the plans for making mega dams and instead focus more on modern and from solar, nuclear, and other

According to reports, "The is expected to cost 14 billion USDs with 6 Million Acre Feet of live storage" and will take three decades to payback. On the other hand, new technologies, which do not require billion-dollar investment and payback, begin on the first day of the project.

The organisation has also urged the international community to raise their voices powerfully and reject any mega-dam construction on the Indus River, the lifeline of the region.

"We also call the Assembly to pass a resolution regarding dismissing the which will deprive water to Sindh and its indigenous people," read the statement.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 16:45 IST
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