Punjab: As per the latest news, the development of a small dam project at Surra near Sanghar, Dera Ghazi Khan, has been approved by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
The chief minister authorized the project while presiding over a high-level meeting via video connection at the CM office to examine the progress of the project of constructing dams to store the water of hill-torrents in Rajanpur and DG Khan, and has asked officials responsible to include this project in the next fiscal year’s Annual Development Program (ADP).
He also told the officials that the dam’s feasibility study should be finished as soon as possible. The water from the DG Khan and Rajanpur hill-torrents can be conserved and used for agriculture and irrigation. The construction of the Surra dam will give adequate water to the population up to Taunsa, as well as ensuring agricultural prosperity.
The Surra Dam project will be transformative for the region. Buzdar has instructed the relevant authorities to form a steering committee as well as a separate working group for this initiative.
The Punjab government will launch the Surra Dam as a pilot project, according to Buzdar. The dam’s development will also offer irrigation for the crops. Every year, he claims, rainfall is channeled into drains. It is critical to use this water after it has been stored. The dam’s construction will help boost tourism in the area.
Usman Buzdar was briefed on the technical concerns as well as the status of the dam feasibility study.