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Kabul feared to face drought; what will be the solution?

The Panjshir River is considered as an important river in terms of geographical location as it passes through Kapisa, Parwan and Kabul provinces and is 137 kilometers away from the capital city of Kabul.

It’s been a few years since climate change has left very bad effects in the world behind. With climate change, drought and problems in getting access to clean water will have negative consequences for humans. Afghanistan, particularly the populated capital city of Kabul, has also been affected by climate change as well as the past few years continued drought as the underground water level is decreasing day by day. This year, lack of snow and rain is considered as another challenge as Kabul and some other provinces of the country have witnessed no snow and rain so far. Based on the data of the meteorological agency, there is no forecast of snow and even if it happens, it will be too late. The government needs to take concrete measures for a permanent solution to this serious problem. First of all, work on the project of the water supply from the Panjshir River to the capital Kabul should be started and implemented as soon as possible. The Panjshir River is considered as an important river in terms of geographical location as it passes through Kapisa, Parwan and Kabul provinces and is 137 kilometers away from the capital city of Kabul. To control the underground water, work on the water supply project from the Panjshir River to Kabul, the capital will be the best option and decision. This project has a range of benefits as: 1. The people will stop using the underground water and the level of water will heighten. 2. The people of Kabul will then get access to clean drinking water. 3. Kabul, the capital, will get green once again. 4. The government’s income will increase. 5. Thousands of people will get chances of employment with the implementation of this project. Furthermore, the government should have told those companies providing clean water to the people in Kabul to shift their companies from the urban areas to the surrounding areas as they are extracting too much water from the ground, which has resulted in a reduction in the level of the underground water in the city. The government should take necessary measures to address the issue. In the meantime, the local media, imams of mosques, teachers and influential figures and tribal elders should also fulfill their responsibility in this area and work in connection with saving water through public awareness, so to address this serious social problem as much as possible. It is worth mentioning that drought is the most frequently reported shock experienced by households in Afghanistan, increasing from 39 percent in 2021 to 64 percent in 2022. Today, 25 out of 34 provinces experience either severe or catastrophic drought conditions, affecting more than 50 percent of the population. Abu Sufia

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.