Gomal Zam project irrigate up to 100,000 acres of land

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Our Correspondent

Dera Ismail Khan

Commissioner Dera Ismail Khan Muhammad Javed Marwat has said that tolerance and incompetence would not be tolerated in the completion of Gomal Zam Command Area Project and an integrated strategy should be formulated for the control and elimination of silt in the water. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting on Gomal Zam Dam and Command Area Project held at Jirga Hall of his office.
The meeting was attended by Project Directors Gomal Zam, Gomal Zam Command Area Project, Assistant Commissioner Tank, Land Revenue besides officers and representatives of Irrigation, Agriculture, WAPDA and other concerned departments. Javed Khan Marwat said awareness among the people about the use of water and growing suitable crops was very important. Gomal Zam Dam was a project of public interest so its benefits should be ensured to the tail end of various water courses, he added.
It was informed during the meeting that special attention was being paid to the completion of Warren Canal. Leveling method is being used to control the silt while silt ejector method can also be used, the meeting decided. There is also a risk of loss, so the final procedure will be used only after the completion of the system and the status of the silt, the meeting was informed.