CHAGAI: State Minister for Energy Mir Mohammad Hashim Notezai inaugurated a delay action dam in Karodi area of Chagai district on Friday.

The dam was constructed under the federal Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) with a budget of Rs131 million.

The irrigation department’s executive engineer, Agha Qasim Shah, briefed the state minister about the dam’s capacity and benefits.

Addressing the participants at the inauguration ceremony, Mr Notezai said a few more dams were also being constructed in Chagai district under the federal PSDP with the aim of preserving rainwater and recharge groundwater in order to mitigate the effects of drought.

Delay action, or delay check, dams — considered ideal for rugged terrains — collect surplus rainwater, which can later be used to recharge groundwater when needed.

Published in Dawn, July 16th, 2022

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