KP Govt to construct 32,000 watercourses

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has decided to construct 32,000 watercourses with allocation of Rs 50 billion during next four years to bolster agriculture and food production in the province. Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Mohibullah Khan told that the Government has developed an Integrated Agriculture Development Program (IADP) with a record allocation of Rs 85 billion under which 32,000 watercourses costing Rs 50 billion would be constructed by 2023.
He informed that about 75,000 irrigation watercourses were currently available in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa out of which only 25,000 were constructed during last 73 years.

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