Thar faces shortage of water as hundreds of R O Plants nonfunctional

By: GR Junejo

MITHI May 30: Due to mismanagement of Pak Oasis Company many R.O Plants has turned out of order in district Tharparkar. Three years ago Sindh Govt announced to install 700 RO plants in That Desert and issued 6 million in advance to a private company Pak Oasis for installing and monitoring RO plants but the company has failed to install all the plants
and even several have become nonfunctional out of installed ones.

Tharparkar Desert is spread in 2200 sq. km with 2350 villages in seven Taluka,s and about 2.265 million people face shortage of water. The civil society of Tharparkar has demanded immediate inquiry into the matter.