Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday inaugurated the Kalidas Dam in Nagarparkar taluka of the Tharparkar District, according to news sources. According to the details revealed, the water facility (constructed at a cost of PKR 333 million) has a storage capacity of 1,012.3 acre feet.
CM Murad assured that the people of Nagarparkar and its suburban villages will get clean drinking water. He stated that the mountainous region of Karoonjhar was 400 square kilometres wide and received 13-inch rains on average during the monsoon season. He added that the water levels in the area were seen to reach 111,000 acre during said season.
He said that the Kalidas Dam had been developed at a one-kilometre distance from Nagarparker and the current water level was recorded to be 13 feet in the small dam. It was highlighted that the provincial government had constructed 23 small dams out of the proposed 42 water storage sites.
According to reports, following the construction of these dams some 80,000 acres of land will be made fertile and, as of now, 50 villages are getting water from 23 dams.