Rs. 36136.040 million proposed for water sector schemes

ISLAMABAD: In the budget 2011-12 which was announced on Friday ,the government has earmarked a sum of Rs. 36136.040 million for 57 ongoing and 13 new schemes for Water Sector under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

According to PSDP out of the total, an amount of Rs. 32866.040 million has been proposed for ongoing projects and Rs. 3270 million for new schemes in the upcoming financial year.

Rs. 6000 million has been allocated for Raising of Mangla Dam including resettlement and Rs. 1000 million each for Satpara, Gomal Zam, Winder, Ghabir, Naulong and Darwat dams, Lower Indus Right Bank irrigation and Drainage Sindh and Balochistan Effluent Disposal into RBOD.

An amount of Rs. 1500 million each have been specified Kachhi Canal (Phase-1) and Rainee Canal (Phase-1) in the fiscal year 2011-12.

A sum of Rs. 1000 million has been earmarked for new schemes including Nai Gag Dam, Rs.700 million for Hingol Dam and Rs. 500 million for 100 small dams in Balochistan.

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