Rawalpindi: As per the news report, Commissioner Rawalpindi Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah asked the Small Dam Organization on Friday to take measures to resolve the problems of people whose land was taken for the Daducha Dam construction.

He also told the officials in charge to speed up the dam construction.

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He made these remarks while presiding over a development schemes review meeting at the commissioner’s office.

Water scarcity, according to the commissioner, has become a global problem, with countries considering solutions. “Pakistan is one of the most affected countries and due to non-construction of dams the per capita water availability has quadrupled in the last 50 years,” he stated.

He claimed that the building of Daducha and other small dams would save millions of cubic meters of water that would otherwise be lost due to floods each year.

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The dam is located 25 kilometers from Rawalpindi. A total of Rs6.49 billion has been set aside for the dam, which will have a gross storage capacity of 60,000 acres feet once completed. The project will take 30 weeks to complete. The dam will also serve as a tourist attraction.

According to the commissioner, the current reliance on groundwater for agriculture, industry, and drinking was rising, and as a result, groundwater levels were declining.

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