Pollution incurring Rs365b to Pakistan annually

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Environmental degradation may cost Pakistans economy over Rs 365 billion every year of which inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene accounts for Rs 112 billion, agricultural soil degradation Rs 70 billion, indoor pollution Rs 67 billion, urban air pollution Rs 65 billion, lead exposure Rs 45 billion and land degradation and deforestation Rs 6 billion, says the new Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-2104.

According to the research, some environmental experts believe the environmental degradation cost must have increased beyond Rs 450 billion per year. Pakistan is facing serious challenges of environmental pollution including land degradation, water contamination and air pollution. Industrial pollution is mostly unchecked and is getting worse day by day as it is hugely damaging not only the environment but also polluting the agriculture lands across the country.


Published in: Volume 05 Issue 26

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