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OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER

DIVISIONAL MONITORING OFFICE


PESHAWAR DIVISION, PESHAWAR
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(Monitoring Report of Soil Conservation Department

District Nowshera)
A field visit to Soil Conservation Department Nowshera was made with District Soil Conservation Officer on 4.1.2011 to monitor the activity carried out in the area. The following schemes were selected for monitoring/inspection. IIISoil and Water Conservation Practices in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ADP No. 614/90300. Soil Conservation Structures through District Government (Non-ADP).

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Soil and Water Conservation Practices in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ADP No. 614/90300.

The scheme has been approved for a total cost of Rs.80.00 million in a PDWP meeting held on 26.09.2009. An expenditure of Rs.10.00 millions has been incurred on the scheme up to June 2010. The Project will be completed up to June 2012.The allocation of Rs.10.864 million has been made for ADP of current financial year 201011. This has to be implemented in 24 districts of the Province. The main objectives of the project are as under. 1- Capacity building of the farmers towards sustainable development of valuable resources of Soil and Water. 2- Increasing Agriculture production per acre yield through efficient use of Soil and Water. 3- Enabling the farmers community to operate and maintain their valuable natural resources i.e. Soil and Water efficiently. 4- Combating drought by effective utilization of water resources through Water harvesting techniques. 5- Saving millions of acres of valuable land from physical loss i.e. texture/structure through provision of enabling environment. 6- Insuring safe disposal of rain/flood water through low cost Soil Conservation practices. 7- Provide Soil Conservation technology and institutional supports in the province. Physical Targets of the Project. S. Item of work Unit No 1 Construction of protection No. bunds 2 Construction of spurts No.
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2009-10 5 5

2010-11 85 87

2011-12 90 88

Total 180 180

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Construction of check dams Construction of spillways Construction of pond development Construction of inlet/outlet Terracing Development of water shed demonstration sites

No. No. No. No. No. No.

6 11 11 6 5 2

89 75 55 57 95 4

89 74 74 57 95 -

184 160 140 120 195 6

Physical /Financial Achievements During the first year of the project 2009-10 an amount Rs.110, 000/- only was released to the District Officer Nowshera for soil conservation works in the District. The department utilized the same and constructed three numbers Inlet/Out let at Misery Banda Tehsil and District Nowshera with Farmer Baz Muhammad S/O Sher Afzal on 25% farmer contribution. Similarly a Water Pond was constructed with Farmer Imran Khattak of Manki Sharif Tehsil and District Nowshera. For the year 2010-11 an amount of Rs.110, 000/- only has been released to the District Office and the utilization is Nil. The District Officer responded that two sites for Soil Conservation works has been identified by the District Officer and the budget will be utilized properly before ending of the current financial year2010-11. Analysis/Recommendation During the field visit it has been observed that the amount released to the District Officer Nowshera was very limited while the field area for Soil Conservation works are very vast. It is recommended that the Directorate of Soil Conservation department may enhance the share of Nowshera district and the District Officer concerned may be directed to identify the sites for soil conservation works to facilitate the farmers for reclamation of valuable land. (Photo graphs of the soil Conservation works Nowshera are as under.)

GI Wire projection bund at Manki Sharif


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Water pond at Kaka Sahib


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During the visit it has been also observed that the District Officer have no type writer/Computer facilities for official documentation and official correspondence. The Directorate of Soil Conservation department may provide the basic equipment for official use to the District Officer Nowshera for smooth running of the activities. According to the PC-I provided by the Directorate an amount Rs.35.163 was allocated for the 2nd year of the project while in the ADP 20010-11 allocation was Rs.10.864 millions which need to be enhance for project activities in the interest of farming community. 2. Soil Conservation Structures through District Government (Non-ADP)

Different Soil Conservation structures for Nowshera District were approved for a total cost of Rs.1.00 million by the District Government for the year 2009-10 and the amount directly released to the District Officer Soil Conservation Nowshera. An expenditure of Rs.1.00 millions has been incurred on the scheme up to June 2010 which is 100% of the total released budget. The main Objectives of the Soil Conservation structures were to conserve soil from the damages and negative effects of erosion which contain valuable nutrients for the crops, reclaim the eroded and cultivable wasteland. These activities are also aimed at achieving the sectoral goals i.e. reclaiming, conserving land vulnerable to floods resulting an attaining increased productivity in collaboration with the other wing of Agriculture department like Agriculture Extension, On Farm Water Management to conserve runoff water for raising of crops productivities to meet the food requirements of the increasing population. AGAINST THE TOTAL 1.00 MILLION UTILIZATION IN THE YEAR 2009-10 PHYSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT IN NOWSHERA ARE AS UNDER. S. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Name and Address of Farmers Activity

Pir Muhammad S/o Syed Ali of Bara Banda Tehsil & Cemented protection District Nowshera bund Khalid Zia S/o Ziaud Din of Aman Kot, Nowshera Earthen pond Shah Sultana W/o Ahmad Ali of Akora Khattak Cemented protection bund Sharifullah S/o Imaran ud Din of Jehangira -doSyed Kamal S/o Syed Haleem of Jalozai Nowshera GI Wire netting spur Gul Siar S/o Pir Muhammad of Bara Banda, Cemented protection Nowshera bund Fazal Hakeem S/o Namaloom of Miraji Bala, Inlet and outlet five Nowshera numbers Niamatullah S/o Zardali of Pirpeyayi Nowshera GI Wire netting spur Haji Imtiaz Khan of Ziarat Kaka Sahib Nowshera Cemented pond Hamid Saeed Khattak of Dag Ismail Khel, Nowshera Cemented protection bund 02 Nos

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Analysis/Recommendation. According to the farmers demand and department criteria various structures have been constructed by the department in the year 2009-10.The District Officer Soil Conservation Department Nowshera was requested to provide the detail cost estimates for the above mentioned structures. According to the District Officer, the department have lost the relevant record of the above mentioned schemes due to recent heavy flood. (Photograph of the activities is as under.)

Water pond

Soil conservation Advisory services

During the field visit it has been observed that the department assigned the duties to the farmers for construction of soil conservation works like Spurs, Protection Bund and water ponds etc and the releases are made to the farmers after completion of the structure. It is recommended that the department technical staff should ensure regular visits during the construction of works in order to achieve the set goal.

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