The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has allocated Rs.50 billion for the construction of watercourses in the various parts of the province.
As per a spokesman of the provincial agriculture department, the amount would be spent on building 32,000 irrigation channels during the span of 4 years.
He said that the objective of the construction of these channels is to limit water wastage and soil erosion as well as to bring the maximum barren land under cultivation for boosting the agriculture production in the province.
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The spokesman also said that small dams were being built in the southern and tribal areas for promoting the agriculture in these areas.
Previously on the 26th of July, in KP, 25 small dams had been completed in the various areas for storing flood and rainwater during the monsoon for drinking and irrigation purposes.
9 dams which include the Azakhel in Peshawar, Changhiz dam in Karak, Naryab in Hangu, Jalozai dam in Nowshera had been completed under the yearly development program during the span of 2002-2019.
Similarly, nine dams which include the Jabba Khattak in Nowshera, Kundal dam in Sawabi, Khari Bara in Haripur, Palai in Charsadda had been completed under the Public Sector Development Program during 2003-2019.