ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 5, Number 2, July 2007


Water Scarcity in Lyari Town -Real or Manmade: A Case Study
Noshab Baloch - Secretary Local Government Department, Karachi, Pakistan
Dr. Mustaghis-ur-Rahman - SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan


Abstract
Water is a basic necessity and a continue source of life. We need water for agriculture, generating power and to run industries. As water is so essential for life, it must be ensured that everyone has access to it. This paper analyzes water scarcity in Lyari town and it explores the factors, which have deprived the Lyariites from this basic facility. It was presumed that only the service providers are responsible for water crisis in the town. However, the study shows that there are other related factors like: supply of less water: socio political conditions of the area; poor infrastructure; water stealing; less revenue generation; contamination of water which have resulted in this water crisis....

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