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Monument of Destruction: Right Bank Outfall Drainage Project. Approaching the Drainage Issue Symptoms rather Causes. Big Projects (SCARP, LBOD and Now RBOD) Ignoring Sources of Drainable surplus. Ideological Division.

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Monument of destruction right bank outfall drainage project

Monument of Destruction: Right Bank Outfall Drainage Project

Approaching the drainage issue symptoms rather causes

Approaching the Drainage IssueSymptoms rather Causes

  • Big Projects (SCARP, LBOD and Now RBOD)

  • Ignoring Sources of Drainable surplus

Ideological division

Ideological Division

  • People Focused, Environment Friendly, Economically Efficient and Financially Beneficial Philosophy


  • Over Simplified, Engineering Structures Guided by Tunnel vision.

Salient features of drain

Salient Features of Drain

273 KM Long

Disposal in Gharo Creek at Thatta district

282 structures


Stage –1 : 2271 Cusecs

Stage –2 : 3500 Cusecs ( Drain to be Constructed)

Stage – 3: Under discussion at Planning Division

Why to hide issue of transparency

Why to Hide? Issue of Transparency

No single Public Consultation

Hiding project related Information

Why Information sharing is Essential:

  • Generates wider public acceptance

    ·Ensures transparency and accountability

    ·Gives space for wider public discourse and participation

    ·Pools knowledge base from both experts and local wisdom

    ·Corrects project/program at planning phase

Origin of disaster

Origin of Disaster

  • Converting Fresh Water MNV into Drain by WAPDA in 1984

  • Gambling with Manchar Lake

State of decision making proposals

State of Decision Making/Proposals

Devastation of


Indus Link : 43 billion

Baran Nai : 45 billion

Lakha Range

Foothills: 76 billion

Baran Nai though Tunnel: 84

Finally RBOD: 14 billion

Basic logic of planners

Basic Logic of Planners

Transport drainage water from 32 drains

Saving of Manchar Lake from drainage water

Saving River Indus from Pollution

Reason to ask

Reason to Ask?

Why toxic drainage effluent disposed in Manchar?

Who was responsible?

What accountability mechanism is to deal with such kind of crimes?

Who cares uprooting of villages

Who Cares? Uprooting of Villages

Complete demolition

Of 75 historical villages

Dislocation of 20000 People

Indirect effect on 200

Villages and 50000

Discontinuation of walk ways

Discontinuation of walk Ways

Increased women workload

Damage to Mosques

Damage to Roads, Electricity

& Water Supply

End of 5000 year old history

End of 5000 Year Old History

Burying the 5000 old

History: Site of Amri

Future Threat to the

Shrine of Qaladar Shahbaz

Danger to Fateh Ali Shah (Shrine of Ismailees)

Snatching land from indus river

Snatching Land from Indus River

Destruction of ecology hill torrent management

Destruction of Ecology/Hill Torrent Management

Disconnecting Hill

Torrent From Indus

Playing with Nature

Convergence of Nai’s

Future Flooding

Compensation versus emotion

Compensation Versus Emotion

Villages represent cultural emotions

Historical Right of settled piece of land

Putting Rupees value to every thing?

Involuntary Dislocation

No choice, No land to settle Where to Go?

Grave yard of livelihood cont

Grave Yard of Livelihood: Cont.

Historical Water &

land Rights: Versus

Doctrine of Legality

Market Value versus Right to


Third Major Development in

Area of 1.5 Km wide

Grave yard of livelihood

Grave Yard of Livelihood

Discontinuation of 100 W/C

Leaving 50000 acres

land Uncultivated

15000 acres used by Drain

Discontinuing Aral Wah

Discontinuation of Inundation

Water sources and lift irrigation

Environment poverty nexus

Environment – Poverty Nexus

Overflowing and Secondary Salinity

Declining Quality of Ground Water

Seepage will cause water logging and Salinity

Touching Drain to Indus River

Environmental poverty nexus cont

Environmental-Poverty Nexus Cont.

Seepage and security of KB Feeder

Water Quality of Kenjhar, Hadero and Haleji Lake

Kotri Industrial Area Effluent

Sea Intrusion, Devastation for Indus Delta at Gharo

Biological extinction and poverty

Biological Extinction and Poverty

Declined water quality in Kenjhar, Haleji and Hadero reduce number of migratory birds

Overflowing of saline water & Adding Industrial effluent cause harm to fish

Toxic effluent destroy aquatics life



Benefit of upstream users

Loss of Downstream users mostly Poor

Inbuilt inequity in Project Design

Link of u s fresh water development and d s drains

Link of U/S Fresh Water Development and D/S Drains

Is there any link between:

Fresh water development work at U/S & Drainage work at D/S

Who Guarantees completion of work ?

Will it not end at D/S kotri and dispose in Indus?

What Experiences tell us (LBOD, CRBIP)?

Goodbye to indus delta

Goodbye to Indus Delta

No Fresh Water D/S Kotri

LBOD on Left Side

RBOD on Right Side

What do You Think about

Indus Delta and Coast from 50 year now?

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