Rawalpindi: Dr Mohammad Iqbal Chauhan, Rawalpindi Division Director Water Management, stated on Saturday (November 13) that 573 mini-dams have been built across the Rawalpindi division in the last three years, with 216 in the Attock district. During a press conference, he stated that the development of these mini-dams will not only meet the city’s expanding water needs, but will also raise groundwater levels.

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He also stated that the government is constructing a drip irrigation system in the districts of Attock and Rawalpindi, which will irrigate 5,000 acres and 20,000 acres of land, respectively.

Similarly, he stated that the water board is building 996 lift irrigation schemes, as well as wells, to irrigate cultivable areas in the division in addition to these drip systems. Furthermore, according to the director, the province administration is committed to tackling water concerns and is erecting irrigation sprinklers in Rawalpindi and Attock districts with a 60 percent subsidy.

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All of these activities, he said, are crucial for long-term water management and energy savings, as well as decreasing the strain on water resources and ensuring sustainable water supplies for future generations.

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