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Punjab Minister for Irrigation Mian Yawar Zaman has said that the Punjab govt has been taking tangible measures to promote agriculture and improve the socioeconomic condition of the farmers.

He stated this during his visit to the under construction Haji Shah Dam being built at a cost of Rs357.247 million and will be completed by the end of this year. The minister said that this dam would cover an area of 15.5 square km and will help irrigate 1,520 acres of land. He said that the construction of this dam would be completed by the end of this year which would not only irrigate barren land under cultivation but would also become a source of clean drinking water for the residents of surrounding areas. The provincial minister said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif wanted to bring green revolution in the province and for the purpose small dams were being built in the areas where there was no proper irrigation system available. He emphasised upon the officers concerned to ensure quality work of construction, warning that no irregularity would be tolerated in this regard. The minister also constituted a committee to recommend alterations in the drawing of the dam.