Steering Committee of Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project meeting was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan at P&D Department. The ongoing development project in the command area of Gomal Zam Dam (Tank, Kalachi, and Dera Ismail Khan) is rapidly reaching its milestone.
The Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project is a major undertaking of the Green Revolution in the region, which will not only bring agricultural and economic prosperity to the region but also bring significant food security at the national level. Improvements are underway on the vast agricultural area of Tank, Kalachi and Dera Ismail Khan irrigated under the Gomal Zam Dam from the said project.
The top priority is the construction of water skins to facilitate the delivery of water throughout the command area. Similarly, other reforms are being carried out to acquaint the landlords of the area with modern agricultural technology including demonstration fields of different crops, demonstration orchards of different fruits, exhibition fields of the best fodder for animals, modern agricultural machinery, plants, and animals, and the supply of improved varieties of crops, distribution of high yielding chickens, distribution of best breeds of animals, vaccination of animals and conducting various training programs for capacity building of local landowners in agriculture and animal husbandry.