The KPK government has decided to start work on the Chashma right bank canal. Water will have to be pumped from the Chashma reservoir to the canal and will cost the farmers Rs 5000 per acre per annum. Also it will irrigate only the farm lands in southern Dera Ismail Khan. Whereas gravity feed from the KBDs right bank canal will irrigate all of the eight lac acres in Dera Ismail Khan. Also it will cost only Rs 400 per acre per annum. KPK is depriving itself ofthe waters of all the dams on the Indus, present and future, by obstructing the construction of Kalabagh dam. ENGR KHURSHID ANWER Lahore, November 16.