ADOPTING TECHNICAL ACTIONS FOR SUTLEJ RIVER REVIVAL: A GEOGRAPHICAL APPROACH

M. J. IQBAL, M. M. ANWAR, M. MOHSIN

Abstract


River systems have a profound impact on the earth’s surface both in positive and negative ways, but the abundance of rivers might bring substantial impacts on physiographic and socioeconomic setting of neighboring areas. Therefore, this research paper emphasizes on the river Sutlej facing serious challenge of abundance with acute shortage of water, climatic irregularities and violation of international water rules committed by a neighboring country India. The data used in the current study mainly rely on secondary sources. In order to save valued Sutlej Valley Civilization and its collegiate benefits to the whole region, this study suggests few technical actions to the possible revival of the Sutlej River. These are included Inter-basins connectivity, flood water and rain water harvesting through construction of lakes or reservoirs along Sutlej River Basin, Barraging or engineered upper Sutlej River and construction of Trimmun- Islam link canal. It is expected that by applying these actions the overall situation of the region can be improved and prosperity anticipated. Hence the government and the concerned authorities are needed to pay due consideration towards severity of the issue.

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