CHITRAL -- Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) completed some 16 dug well
of potable drinking water in different area of Chitral town.
Miller 1982), the oldest known hand dug well
existing today is located in Pakistan and is dated at 3000 B.
In these two provinces, 46 and 72 % of the rural population depends on water either from a dug well
, river, canal or stream.
80 crore were released through NABARD covering 88753 beneficiaries for construction of dug well
recharge structures in their farm land.
They said that 15 per cent people in the district were utilising the water of community dug wells
, nine per cent relied on community hand pumps while 19 per cent of them had sunk wells inside their homes.
Tenders are invited for Construction of two dug wells
and one dug cum bore well along with connected pipe lines to stn filter house to extract ground water at wellington under ge wellington
Various soil and water conservation practices including biological measures (forest, land cover), engineering measures (loose rock check dams, rainwater harvesting ponds, gabion netted structures, groundwater recharge through dug wells
, solar and gravity driven high efficiency irrigation systems), livelihood improvement interventions (fruit plants, off-season vegetables using tunnel farming, nursery raising, cereal crops) have been demonstrated at this site.
Drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells
established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to the elevated risk of bladder cancer that has been observed in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for more than 50 years.
With regard to water supply projects in Jaffna -39 dug wells
and 108 repairing of dug wells
and 5 agro wells repairing of 77 agro wells and 12 water supply schemes are under implementation.
He said the projects would be executed in Sabriobak, Alisher, Utrizai, Musakehl, Tani, Zazi Maidan, Ismailkhel and Mandozai localities, including projects of protection walls, dug wells
, bridges, culverts, roads and bridges.
This number dwarfs the impact of the "small-scale" sources--from dug wells
to rainwater harvesting--that many believe have done the most to solve the problem.
RRWHS will help in replenishing the ground water table thus enabling dug wells
and bore wells to sustain adequate water.