Indus [Sindhu] and it's Delta by Anwer Pirzado

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The transport activity in the Indus Delta is also likely to be ac­ celerated further more with realization. of the schemes about tourist hotels being conceived by the Sindh Culture and Tourism Department. So, I once again wish you the best and thank you for inviting me to speak in an esteemed gathering and for listening to my talk with attention. WAT:ER CASE (Random articles on water issue of Sindh) I N D US & IT'S D E LTA 54 INDUS DRIES UP AROUND SADHBELO According to the Hindu belief, the sacred Indus does not give way to anybody to walk down to the Sadhbelo tirath.

I N D US & IT'S D E LTA 63 Wheat crop irreversibly damaged ACUTE WATER SHORTAGE IN SINDH AS P UNJAB GETS 3 % MORE THAN SHARE The wheat crop in Sindh seldom receives adequate irrigation waters in January and February, which stunts the growth of the crop, drastically reducing yields one­ fourth of their potential. This year it will be even worse. The annual closure of water in Sindh's canals con­ tinued from January 6 to 2 1 for the government's desilta­ tion programme but thereafter, the water was yet to flow.

In the olden times, the Sadhbelo complex of temples used to have two dredgers which conducted dredging around the site for clearing the way of boats to reach the site. But in 1 954-55 the then Chief Minister of Sindh Mr Mohammad Ayub Khuhro had sold out those dredgers to the Karachi Water Board. Since then, there is no system available for the clearance of silt around Sadhbelo. It is the main reason why the bed of Indus around Sadhbelo has dried up during current spell of drought. RENOVATION OF SADHBELLO A massive renovation of Sadhbello tirath is taking place these days by the Hindu community of Sukkur more so from their own budget.

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