Seeds dis­tri­bu­tion, wa­ter schemes in Orakzai Agency com­pleted

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

PESHAWAR: The govern­ment has com­pleted sev­eral wa­ter and seeds dis­tri­bu­tion schemes to im­prove the so­cioe­co­nomic con­di­tions of tribes­men of Orkzai Agency.

To sup­port farm­ers of floods and mil­i­tancy af­fected ar­eas, the govern­ment has dis­trib­uted wheat seeds and fer­til­iz­ers amongst 2000 af­fected farm­ers of Orakzai Agency to bol­ster econ­omy of poor tribes­men.

Two drink­ing wa­ter schemes have also been com­pleted in the area for pro­vi­sion of clean drink­ing wa­ter to tribal peo­ple, said a press state­ment of FATA sec­re­tar­iat here on Sun­day.

In floods and con­flict af­fected ar­eas of Orakzai Agency, the govern­ment has pro­vided 2000 bags with 50kg weight of qual­ity wheat seeds and 2000 bags (50 Kg) of fer­til­izer to 2000 af­fected farm­ers of Orakzai Agency.

The re­cent cat­a­strophic floods and con­flict sit­u­a­tion have af­fected most of the agri­cul­tural land and large stores of seeds were washed away or de­stroyed in the area and there­fore the Govern­ment has sup­ported the farm­ers by pro­vid­ing qual­ity wheat seeds and fer­til­iz­ers to farm­ers af­fected by the nat­u­ral catas­tro­phe.

This scheme will not only ben­e­fit the farm­ers but will also in­crease wheat pro­duc­tion in the area.

Two drink­ing wa­ter schemes have also com­pleted in Tooto Bagh and Ang­ha­lai vil­lages of Orakzai. In Ang­ha­lai vil­lage three wa­ter stor­age tanks and a fil­tra­tion tanks were con­structed while 1219 me­ters long gal­va­nized iron dis­tri­bu­tion pipes was in­stalled.

Like­wise in Tooti Bagh vil­lage of Orakzai Agency three stor­age tanks and a pump house was con­structed and 101 me­ter deep tube well ex­ca­vated. Sim­i­larly, 976 me­ter long dis­tri­bu­tion pipe­line and a sub­mersible ma­chine have also been pro­vided for pro­vi­sion of clean drink­ing wa­ter to the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. These devel­op­ment schemes will ben­e­fit thou­sands of lo­cals in Orakzai Agency. -App

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