The federal minister for water and power hit the right nail on the head when he said that before long the country might be hit by a water crisis if we continued to waste water the way we are wasting it. He also sounded a note of warning to his countrymen by saying that the impending water crisis would be of such a magnitude that it would make the people forget electricity loadshedding. Truer words were never spoken. Needless to say that while a person might live without food for a month he simply cannot survive for more than seven days without water. Such is the importance of water for the sustenance of life.
We are ,as a nation, quite liberal while using water. The government ought to create public awareness by underscoring the need for a voluntary water rationing through a concerted media campaign before it is too late.
If there is a need to minimise consumption of water in our houses and lawns and in our other daily chores as much as possible, there is also a dire need to raise the issue at the international level of the gross violations of Indus basin treaty by India through which it wants to render our lands barren . Had we constructed dams with the same speed with which India had constructed them, things would not have come to such a pass.