Pakistan is an agricultural country whereas production of any agricultural country depends upon ample quantity of water. Pakistan included in those countries which is not only self-contained in agriculture wares but also export them to other countries.
Speaker Asad Qaiser chairing a high-level convention to talk about the issues related to current water crises in the country, agriculture and farming.
Agriculture in Pakistan depends upon canals and rain water; however, due to scarcity of water in rivers the sophisticated areas were becoming barren.
In sight of the water crises, have to take up such measures to save our farms to become unproductive, there’s a need of time to build small canals and put down pipelines to irrigate nearby water malnourished areas.
Director Pehur High Level Extension Canal Project informed that with help of Asian Development Bank, a project of Rs. 10.1 billion was initiated and under this project 91 kilometers land will be irrigated through Canals from Terbela Dam.
The Project Director apprised that this project will be completed by December, 2022. At present 6 thousand Metric Tons production is being produced by rain water from those areas and after completion of this Project the production will be increased up to one lac 15 thousand metric tons.
Areas including Jhanda Boka, Topi, Maini, Punj Pir, Kala Dara, Mian Dheri, Guju Khan Maira, Ambar, Indus, Nandrak, Shah Mansoor, Ganjwal, Jhendi Dhari will be benefited from this Project.
With the completion of this Project not only the agriculture production will be increased but also inhabitants of areas will get employment opportunities.
The farmers of the areas will not only meet their food needs through production of agricultural merchandise they will also enable to play their role in the country’s economic development by selling their harvest in markets.