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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273 KM Long
Disposal in Gharo Creek at Thatta district
Stage –1 : 2271 Cusecs
Stage –2 : 3500 Cusecs ( Drain to be Constructed)
Stage – 3: Under discussion at Planning Division
No single Public Consultation
Hiding project related Information
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Indus Link : 43 billion
Baran Nai : 45 billion
Foothills: 76 billion
Baran Nai though Tunnel: 84
Finally RBOD: 14 billion
Transport drainage water from 32 drains
Saving of Manchar Lake from drainage water
Saving River Indus from Pollution
Why toxic drainage effluent disposed in Manchar?
Who was responsible?
What accountability mechanism is to deal with such kind of crimes?
Of 75 historical villages
Dislocation of 20000 People
Indirect effect on 200
Villages and 50000
Increased women workload
Damage to Mosques
Damage to Roads, Electricity
& Water Supply
Burying the 5000 old
History: Site of Amri
Future Threat to the
Shrine of Qaladar Shahbaz
Danger to Fateh Ali Shah (Shrine of Ismailees)
Torrent From Indus
Playing with Nature
Convergence of Nai’s
Villages represent cultural emotions
Historical Right of settled piece of land
Putting Rupees value to every thing?
No choice, No land to settle Where to Go?
Historical Water &
land Rights: Versus
Doctrine of Legality
Market Value versus Right to
Third Major Development in
Area of 1.5 Km wide
Discontinuation of 100 W/C
Leaving 50000 acres
15000 acres used by Drain
Discontinuing Aral Wah
Discontinuation of Inundation
Water sources and lift irrigation
Overflowing and Secondary Salinity
Declining Quality of Ground Water
Seepage will cause water logging and Salinity
Touching Drain to Indus River
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
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
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)?
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?