River Ravi's challenges to be addressed.

LAHORE -- Initiatives are being taken to restore the River Ravi Wetland to commemorate Feb 2 as 'World Wetland Day.'

A statement by the Ravi Urban Development Authority (Ruda) said Ruda is well aware of the fact that wetlands, swamps, natural pondage and ecological pockets along a natural water body are Sine-qua-non for the survival of the river and the biodiversity therein.

The River Ravi faces complex challenges like flooding, droughts, lack of wastewater treatment, deteriorating water quality, contaminated groundwater, and the loss of habitat and biodiversity. Ruda along the river is developing a multipurpose, sustainable, and eco-friendly riverfront to rehabilitate and develop the...

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