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Irrigation canals in south Punjab opened

The Punjab Irrigation department has opened all irrigation canals of east and south Punjab after a month long closure for annual de-silting and repairs purposes, Punjab canal regulator M H Siddiqui told Business Recorder here on Monday. He said the regional irrigation chief engineers have been authorised to draw as much water as needed from the Indus and Mangla zones in accordance with share of the Punjab province. He said the recent rains have greatly helped meet watering needs of the crops.

According to 10th February rivers' flows and reservoirs level report of Water and Power Development Authority, the Indus River System Authority is discharging 35,000 cusecs water from the Tarbela Dam and 30,000 cusecs from the Mangla Dam to water indents of the four provinces.

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