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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES OF SINDH

The environmental challenges being faced by Sindh are enormous, which have largely resulted from the effects of rapid population growth, increasing rate of urbanization and the development of industrial complexes adjacent to the major cities. These activities have put enormous pressure on the natural resource base of the province. Also, availability of wastes due to limited treatment facilities, the increasing release of industrial effluent and municipal waste have polluted the land and water bodies, thereby posing a perpetual threat to the health of living beings.

Presently province is facing various local and global environmental threats which include:

 Local

  • Air Pollution
  • Drinking Water Contamination
  • Domestic & Industrial Wastewater
  • Marine Pollution
  • Municipal & Industrial Solid Waste
  • Hospital Waste
  • Industrial Hazardous Waste
  • Noise Pollution
  • Desertification / Deforestation
  • Agrochemicals
  • Biodiversity under severe degradation /destruction
  • Sea Intrusion
  • Risks of Oil Spills at Ports

Global

  • Climate Change
  • Global Warming
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Acid Rain
  • Loss of Biodiversity
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