ISLAMABAD, Jun 24 (APP): Water sector projects: Is Pakistan doing enough to overcome water scarcity?
The government released Rs 23,049.90 million to various projects of water sector out of Rs 30,120 million allocated in the budget under annual Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16.
According to the data of the Planning Commission, a sum of Rs 4631.543 million was released for Kachhi Canal Project (Phase-1), Rs 2000 million for Extension of Right Bank Outfall Drain from Sehwan to Sea, Rs 1000 million for Darwat dam, Rs 200 million for Lining of Distribution and Minors in Sindh , Rs.2000 million for Nai Gaj Dam and Rs 650 million for construction of small storage dams (Sindh).
An amount of Rs 1000 million each was released to Rainee Canal (Phase-I&II) and Raising of Mangla dam Project, Rs 770 million for re-construction o Shadi Kour dam, Rs 1085 million to remodeling of Warsak Canal System in Peshawar, Rs 800 million to Remedial Masseurs to control Water logging (Muzaffargarh), Rs 200 million to Revamping/Rehabilitation of Irrigation and Drainage System Sindh , Rs 150 million to Construction of Fall Structure on Nara Canal, Rs 200 million to Gomal Zam dam, Rs 80 million to Greater Thal Canal and Irrigation System Rehabilitation Punjab (Phase-1).
Similarly, an amount of Rs 600 million was released to Ghabir dam (Punjab), Rs 650 million to construction of small storage dams (Sindh), Rs 500 million to construction of Palai Sanam dams (KPK), Rs 1029 million to construction of 100 Delay Action dam in Balochistan and Rs 435 million to Flood Dispersal structure along with conveyance system on Nari River (Bolan).
A sum of Rs 800 million was released to Balochistan Effluent Disposal into RBOD, Rs 600 million to Ghabir Dam Chakwal, Rs 50 million to Chinniot dam and Rs 603 million to Basool dam (Gwadar).
Meanwhile, a sum of Rs 56,3907.159 million has been released against the total allocation of Rs 113,886.285 million during the current fiscal year for various power projects so far.