LAHORE: The maiden meeting of the Steering Committee on National Water Policy constituted back in 2018 will be held in Islamabad on Tuesday (today). It will certainly be chaired by Federal Priest for Water Resources Moonis Elahi.
The conference was to be held on Friday (Sept 24), yet had to be rescheduled because of absence of some participants.
To be gone to by assistants of ministries of water resources, power, preparation and also advancement, and financing, as well as the chairmen of Water and Power Advancement Authority (Wapda), National Disaster Monitoring Authority and also Design Council, the meeting will certainly review significant attributes of the National Water Plan, including its draft execution structure.
A memorandum of recognizing for collaboration of the Ministry of Water Resources with relevant rural departments to ensure reliable application of the policy will certainly also come under discussion.
The board had been formed on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan at the first conference of the National Water Council hung on Oct 25, 2018 with the instructions to submit within two weeks its suggestions on the proposals offered by the water ministry and Wapda reps concerning future investments, especially boosting storage space ability, in the water industry.
The guiding committee will additionally review progress on the schedule things of the Oct 25, 2018 meeting. These consisted of prep work of groundwater regulatory structure, trans-boundary water problems, institutional plans as well as setting up of sub-working teams for finalising the water policy application structure.
Building and construction of Diamer-Basha and Mohmand dams, water issues concerning Sindh, allowance of 1,200 cusecs additional water to Karachi city (K-IV task), handing over of Rainee Canal and also Darawat Dam from Wapda to the Sindh federal government, application condition of Nai Gaj Dam and Right Bank Outfall Drainpipe I, II and also III, approval of kachhi canal command location’s PC-I, research of environmental circulations for eastern rivers in Punjab, etc were additionally part of program of the last conference.
Furthermore, the propositions for boost in share of Gilgit-Baltistan and also NFPP-IV from Rs4 billion to Rs6bn, enhancing GB’s share from one percent to 6.56 computer in the flooding security program, and incorporated watershed monitoring in the upland catchments of Azad Jammu as well as Kashmir will also be examined.