Impediments in Planning of National Water Resources: A Case of Pakistan


  • Dr. Asma Siddique Assistant Professor Government Post, Graduate College for Women Samanabad Author


energy security, water resources, water reserves, challenges


This research under basic question of how Pakistan can improve its agriculture. There is great potential for doubling and tripling the agro-output with same amount of water and land or even with more land. To cope with the economic and ecological challenges, food and fiber demands of growing population, it requires integrated approaches, sustainable water resources management, access to modern agrarian technologies, knowledge of land use and cropping patterns, water pricing, socio-economic components and water policies for climate change and hydrology of conventional water resources, site-specific hydro-policies, efficient use of water and conservation strategies at domestic and agrarian level, are key to economic and agricultural growth. It would be productive to reduce poverty, high value-added agro-processing business, foreign exchange saving and to curtail the glitches of food shortage for ever-increasing population. Notions of “soft path” and “more crop per drop” can be imperative to raise water productivity and food production for Pakistan. This is qualitative research, and the data has been collected mostly, from secondary sources.