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Flood Water Management from Hill Torrents of Pakistan for Agriculture Livelihood Improvement

Flood Water Management from Hill Torrents of Pakistan for Agriculture Livelihood Improvement

Talat Farid Ahmed1*, Shamim-ul-Sibtain Shah1, Ashfaq Ahmed Sheikh2, Hashim Nisar Hashmi3, Muhammad Atiqullah Khan1 and Muhammad Azeem Afzal1

1Farm Operations and Services, National Agricultural Research Centre, Park Road Islamabad, Pakistan; 2CPD, Pakistan Engineering Council, Islamabad, Pakistan; 3Faculty of Engineering, Muslim Youth University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Talat Farid Ahmed, Farm Operations and Services, National Agricultural Research Centre, Park Road Islamabad, Pakistan; Email: tafa367@gmail.com 

ABSTRACT

Mithawan Hill Torrent is one of the thirteen Major Hill Torrents in District: Dera Ghazi Khan of Pakistan. The study presents management solution of Mithawan hill torrent flood water. The impact of constructing main dispersion distributor and management structures for equitable distribution in the Pachad area i.e. the plain area in the foot hills of Koh-e-Suleiman has been investigated. Management solution are proposed with design aspects without causing damages to prevailing infrastructure, without stoppage of Canal breaches, minimized damages to standing crops in command area, and will ensure improved irrigation supplies in the Koh e Suleman (Pachad) area, enhancement in economic condition of the area, stable farming in the Pachad area and providing maximum use of flood water for agriculture to increase production and ultimately for socio-economic uplift of the area. The data regarding flood levels and topographic maps have collected from Irrigation and NESPAK departments. It is concluded that by the Construction of Management Structures for Hill Torrents will resulted; enhanced cultivable area i.e. over 90,000 acres annually, resulted thousands of families would be beneficial, getting equitable irrigation water availability and maximum water would be utilized.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 53, Iss. 4, Pages 1201-1601

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