After falling below critical level in July, Angat Dam
slowly regained its water level as it nears its minimum operating level.
A task force constituted last year said many of the dams
are disasters waiting to happen.
Moving the Dam
Safety Bill, 2019 for passage, Shekhawat said India had the third-largest number of dams
in the world.
Some members of the opposition NDC have taken pictures of some uncompleted dams
in the Northern region and are circulating them on social media as 'completed dams
', a development which is courting negative publicity for the 'One Village One Dam
' programme, which is being rolled out by government.
Director General Small Dams
KP, Mujahid Saeed told reporter that detailed designs of seven small dams
including Chamak Mira Abbottabad, Surkhawai Mardan, Naki and Bahadar Khel Nowshera, Makh Banda and Chasmi Akorkhel in Karak and Darabanzam in D I Khan were also completed.
A sum of Rs 4736.070 million was released for Diamer Basha dam
project, Rs.4550 million for Extension of Right Bank Outfall Drain (RBOD-II) from Sehwan to Sea, Rs 2000 million for Kachhi Canal Project, Rs 1500 million for Remedial Measure to Control Water Logging (Muzaffargarh), Rs 700 million for Remodeling of Warsak Canal System (Peshawar), Rs.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is performing the ground breaking of Mohamand dam
on the River Swat.
The NIA said it inspected the dams
in the two provinces and found that these remain stable and did not sustain major damage.
Referring to the input and output of other dams
in the province, Lashkari said that the water input to the Dez dam
is currently 1,511 cubic meters per second and the water output from the dam
is 2,000 cubic meters per second.
The Senate panel, which met under the chairmanship of Senator Agha Shahzeb Durrani on Sunday, demanded of the federal government to increase the number of small and medium dams
in Balochistan from 100 to 500.
They include Muli dam
in Kambiti, Githanji dam
near Kenol town, Gakoigo dam
in Nginda, Mariiki dam
in Ichagaki, Methi dam
, Kimorori and Gatibanga dams
among others which are mainly benefit locals who can afford to use water pumps for irrigating their farms.The dams
rarely dry up and locals say that only desilting is required to remove mud in order to make them fully useful.