Indus basin water strategy past present and future 2 3. Introduction pakistan s indus basin irrigation system ibis is the strong heart of the country s economy.
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Indus basin irrigation system of pakistan. The largest contiguous irrigation system of the world ibis indus basin. Catchments of indus river system. The indus basin is a part of the catchments of the indus river system that includes the northwest mountains the katchi plain desert areas of sindh bahawalpur and the rann of kachh.
Indus basin irrigation system of pakistan pakistan a country of enchanting landscapes offers a combination of beaches mountains beautiful deserts and valleys. It is divided into 47 in pakistan 39 in india 8 in china and 6 in afghanistan. If we consider it in monetary terms this network is the biggest infrastructure enterprise of pakistan accounting for approximately us 300 billion of investment.
Its creation is a tribute to the british. The river and its tributaries connect most major cities of pakistan with each. Its vast farm lands are sustained by the indus basin irrigation system ibis the largest contiguous irrigation system in the world.
History of irrigation system of pakistan which is the one of the biggest infrastructure accounting for several billion usd dates back to its birth in 1947 when the indian sub continent was divided in to two independent states like many issues it gave birth to water issue as well till in 1960 with the international mediation both countries signed the indus water treaty. Indus basin irrigation system the total area of the indus basin sindh taas is 1 12 million square kilometers. Pakistan indus basin irrigation system 1.
The indus basin irrigation system of pakistan has three large dams eight five small dams nineteen barrages twelve inter river link canals forty five canal commands and 0 7 million tube wells.