Thar: According to a recent news report, the Thar Foundation has expressed its willingness to adopt all reverse osmosis plants in Thar on a public-private partnership basis, amid a crisis-like situation that has persisted in Tharparkar and some other districts since the closure of almost all reverse osmosis plants months ago.
The Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), which is involved in mining and power generation in the district, founded the Thar Foundation as a welfare organization.
In response to media reports that 95% of the 635 RO plants in some districts were malfunctioning, the SECMC and Thar Foundation offered to operate them on Monday to ensure the citizens of Thar had clean drinking water again.
Mr. Babar said the 17 plants, 10 of which belonged to the Sindh government, were commissioned in 2012 and had been inactive until four years ago. He went on to say that they were put in place to provide WHO-standard drinking water to 25,000-30,000 people and that the project became a model.
In response to a query, he claimed that his company had submitted a proposal to the Sindh government to take over failing RO plants in this district and revive them through the Thar Base.