MULTAN:   -  The irrigation department recovered over Rs 9 million water charges from farmers during Rabbi season 2016-17, khareef 2017.According to Irrigation department sources, the teams recovered over Rs 9 million water charges (Tawan) from four districts, including over Rs 8.8 million from Multan, Rs 6980 from Lodhran, Rs 112458  from Vehari and Rs 12172 from Pak-Pattan district during the Rabbi season 2016-17 and Khareef 2017 from July 2017-2018. The teams also recovered  recovered water rates (Abiyana) over Rs 4.2 million from growers in four districts of the Multan zone.–APP

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Rs 956421 water rates were recovered from Multan, over one million from Lodhran, Rs 112587 from Vehari and over Rs 2.6 million were recovered from Pak-Pattan district during the Rabbi season 2016-17 and khareef 2017 from July 2017 to end of July,2018.

The irrigation teams continued raids to control water pilferage across the region, the sources concluded.