KP govt allocates Rs 50b for construction of watercourses

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Peshawar

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated fifty billion rupees for construction of watercourses in different areas across the province.
The allocated amount will be spent on construction of 32 thousand irrigation channels during four years, said a spokesman of agriculture department on Saturday.
He said that the aim of construction of these channels is to prevent wastage of water and soil erosion as well as bring maximum barren land under cultivation to enhance agriculture production in the province.
Small dams are being constructed in southern and tribal districts to promote agriculture in these areas, the spokesman added.—INP

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