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Eco-regeneration and Runoff Collection in Cholistan

Farooq Ahmad

Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan


In Cholistan, the catchment area lies adjacent to the fields on the same level, it is known as micro-catchment system. Micro-catchment systems are effective for use in growing trees, shrubs and are effective in collecting water and precipitation. Cholistan is rich in vegetation resources that can be exploited on commercial basis. Emphasis will be given to wild plant resources that may be used as supplementary food items having economic utility value as fodder, fuel, medicine, and industrial utilization. The only viable scientific solution for recovery and development of resources would be a policy rooted in integrated approach, making sure that the technology deployed is appropriate to local conditions and is conservation oriented.