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Pakistan

Sindh CM inaugurates Kalidas Dam, says it will provide clean water to Nagarparkar

  • The dam has a storage capacity of 1012.3 acre feet and has been constructed at a cost of Rs333 million
Published October 28, 2020

(Karachi) Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah inaugurated Kalidas Dam in Nagarparkar with the storage capacity of 1012.3 acre feet, local media reported on Wednesday. The dam has been constructed at a cost of Rs333 million.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Murad said that the people of Nagarparkar and its suburban villages will get clean drinking water. He said, "The mountainous region of Karoonjhar is 400 square kilometre wide and it receives an average of 13-inch rain during the monsoon season which provides a total of 111,000 acre feet water. Kalidas Dam will reduce the water scarcity in the Nagarparkar area."

He added that Kalidas Dam has been constructed one kilometre away from Nagarparkar and the current water level is 13 feet in the small dam.

The chief minister stated that the construction of 23 small dams has been completed after the Sindh government started the project of 42 small dams, whereas, the plan for building 26 more dams is being finalised.

“After the construction of more dams, approximately 80,000 acres of land will be made fertile.” He said that nearly 50 villages are getting water from 23 dams.

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