Irrigation System Of Pakistan | ( Part – 1 )

#Irrigation_System_in_Pakistan #پاکستان میں آبپاشی کا نظام

Indus river is major source of water in Pakistan which is subdivided into its branches downstream known as Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej also Kabul River.165 Bm3 water comes from, Jhelum, Indus and Chenab, while Beas, Ravi, and Sutlej adds 10 Bm3 per year. Unfortunately around 12 Bm3 is wasted in system, which may include seepage and theft etc.

About 70% of total water(125/175 Bm3) consumed for irrigation, and rest of water around 35 Bm3 in ‘wasted’ in to Arabian Sea .Due to huge variation in rainfall duration intensity and time, which observed in monsoon period, it is extremely difficult to plan and mange for flood and irrigation of healthy and unhealthy rivers. One of the sources of refill is the hill fast-moving water, also known as ‘torrent’. There are about 14 different ‘hilly-torrents’ having total capacity of 23436.15 Bm3

Ground water

Due to huge variation in rainfall duration intensity and time, which observed in monsoon period, it is extremely difficult to plan and mange for flood and irrigation of healthy and unhealthy rivers. One of the sources of refill is the hill fast-moving water, also known as ‘torrent’. There are about 14 different ‘hilly-torrents’ having total capacity of 23436.15 Bm3