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Saturday, July 31, 2010

DamNs

Water flowing over or water at the dead level; we either get lot of rains or we don’t get them at all. In a country like ours’ where a big resource of power generation is through the reserved water from dams the necessity for construction of more dams heightens even more when the consumption of electricity is on the rise every coming year.


A non issue becomes an ever impending issue in our country when the matter falls victim to politics, hence the Kalabagh Dam issue. Not very long ago those having ‘insight’ would say that the city of Nowshera would drown in consequence of the construction of the Kalabagh Dam. Nevertheless, it still drowned when the recent flood waters swept away life from nook and corner of this city.


When I compare the present scenario where the flood has left everything in haphazard, to a possible situation we cold have had if the politicized dams were actually constructed_ I see a much lesser destruction. The journey from a point where our country was well known for its cananl irrgation system to the present extremes of draughts and floods speaks volumes of the politics of vested interests, of bias and treachery to the citizens that continues till day. If we still don’t resolve to construct new dams, God forbid, we would be wose off in the time to come.

2 comments:

chutzpah said...

We are the worst nation who to the extent of stupidity believe that all would be alright somehow. We are opium eaters; passivity rules our lives. Here no one can listen of revolutions. Those who talk of evolutions pat us to sleep. So don't take pains. Enjoy woodchuck's sleep.

chutzpah said...

We are the worst nation who to the extent of stupidity believe that all would be alright somehow. We are opium eaters; passivity rules our lives. Here no one can listen of revolutions. Those who talk of evolutions pat us to sleep. So don't take pains. Enjoy woodchuck's sleep.