Chakwal: Out of 20 dams functioning at District Chakwal, six small dams were functioning far below their full capacity while two biggest dams, Dharabi and Lakhwal were showing zero progress as even a single drop of water is not provided to the farmers for the last six years after the completion of these dams.
This report was submitted by group captain ® Muhammad Zamurrad Chaudhary in the meeting of Chakwal Welfare Forum and it was presided by Chief Co-ordinator Qazi Muhammad Akbar.
The other three members Ch. M. Aslam, M. Safdar Advocate and Kh. Babar Saleem Mehmood were also present of the occasion.
It was further told in the report that Dharabi and Lakhwal dams were completed with the cost of Rs. 700 million and these dams were supposed to irrigate 14,000 acres of land. But due to shear negligence and corruption, these dams failed to provide water for the irrigation for farmers of the area.
The report suggested that a special notice must be taken regarding the poor functioning of these six small dams including Minwaal, Khai, Jamal Dam and Mundi Dam.
The report was approved by the core committee and it was decided that the finding of the reports will be submitted to Chief Minister Punjab, Governor Punjab and other high-ups for further action in this regard.
Chakwal Welfare Forum also offered to provide its services to the government functionaries to facilitate and improve the function of small dams in District Chakwal.