Govt planning to construct 19 Dams including Kalabagh

 

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Govt planning to construct 19 Dams including Kalabagh

The government is planning to construct 19 dams including Kalabagh in the country.

The government has considered the plan to enhance water shortage capacity of the country.

The project:

The project is currently at different stages of planning. The government wants to build the dams as soon as possible.

The reports said, “19 projects of dams with an approximate storage capacity of 30MAF are at different stages of planning and execution.

 

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Details of projects:

These dams are at the planning stage:

  • Diamer Bhasha Dam with a storage capacity of 6.4MAF
  • Mohammad Dam with a storage capacity of 0.67MAF
  • Kurram Tangi Dam with a storage capacity of 0.90MAF
  • Nai Gaj Dam with a storage capacity of 0.16MAF
  • Kurram Tangi II with a storage capacity of 0.90MAF
  • Winder Dam with a storage capacity of 0.36MAF
  • Naulong Dam with a storage capacity of 0.20MAF
  • Kalabagh Dam with a storage capacity of 6.10MAF
  • Shaiva Dam with a storage capacity of 5.40MAF
  • Akhorri Dam with a storage capacity of 6.00MAF
  • Barra Dam with a storage capacity of 0.06MAF
  • Chanute Dam with a storage capacity of 1.00MAF
  • Hang hole Dam with a storage capacity of 0.521MAF
  • Bhimbar Dam with a storage capacity of 0.04MAF
  • Badinzai Dam with a storage capacity of 0.300MAF
  • Daraban Dam with a storage capacity of 0.069MAF
  • Tank Dam with a storage capacity of 0.289MAF
  • Saklaigi Dam with a storage capacity of 0.04MAF
  • Dotarah Dam with a storage capacity of 0.132MAF
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Govt planning to construct 19 Dams including Kalabagh

Conclusion:

Pakistan is currently facing water shortage which is likely to play havoc in the coming years. The shortfall will be devastating for the country with an agriculture-based economy. The reports said that the country might face a water shortage of 31MAF by 2025.

It is a challenge for the government to save water not only for agriculture but also for human consumption. It is necessary to build dams to meet the rising water demand in other social and economic sectors.

IRSA:

Previously, the Indus River System Authority’s (IRSA) advisory committee had projected 38 percent water shortage. It also asked the provinces to use better management techniques to utilize the available resource water usage.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that our debt today stands at 30,000 billion. But one of our biggest issues is the water issue. When Pakistan was made, every Pakistani had 5600 cubic meters of water. Today that stands at only 1000 cubic meters.

Source: Pakistan Today

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