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Small Dams / Power


This important sector receives almost 50% funds of the FATA DA ADP each year. With this increased allocations, FATA DA has been able to complete a number of important dams and other projects.  Moreover, feasibility studies of various projects including power generation were also completed.

So far, FATA DA has completed the following five small dams:

  1. Dargai Pal Small Dam, SWA
  2. Dandy Small Dam, NWA
  3. Moto Shah Small Dam, Mohmand Agency
  4. Sheen Kach Small Dam, FR Tank
  5. Zao Small Dam, Khyber Agency


Construction of these dams has yield results in the shape of controlling soil erosion and inundation of fertile agriculture land by floods. Land is now being irrigated from these dams. Local people are cultivating different crops in these areas in addition to wildlife and other activities.

FATA DA has also initiated a number of multipurpose small irrigation schemes which are very economical in terms of cost as compared to small dams.  Some of these sites are for drinking water from which about 47000 persons will be benefitted. Irrigation components of these schemes have already brought about 91000 acres land under cultivation. Some sites identified by the FATA DA for the first time, show that electricity can also be generated.  One of these sites (Chapare Charkhel Kurram Agency) has the capacity to produce 13 MW electricity. The project design is in progress and will be completed during 2016-17. Another important multipurpose dam is “Jabba” in Khyber Agency. After completion of feasibility study and land acquisition, detail design has been initiated. This dam will provide clean drinking water to Jamrud area of Khyber Agency and a great population of District Peshawar. Another feature of this dam is that the risk of flood in downward areas at Peshawar will be mitigated.

Details of Projects

The following important projects are at various stages of implementation:-

                                                                           (Rs. in Millions)

S. No

Name of Scheme

 Physical Progress

i. Raghagan Small Dam (Bajaur Agency)

81% (Will be completed by 31-3-2017)

ii. Kand Small Dam, NW Agency

95% (Will be completed by 31-1-2017)

iii. Shakai Small Dam, SW Agency

15% completed


Sarobi Small Dam NW Agency

15% completed


Small Irrigation Schemes in other Agencies

3 components completed.

Two are in progress


Pindiali small Dam, Mohmand Agency

28% completed

vii. Chappari Charkhel Hydro Power, Kurram Agency

Detailed Design in Progress.
13 MW electricity can be generated from this project.


Ping Small Dam,  FR Bannu

95% (Will be completed by 31-1-2017)


Irrigation of Barren land in Bazar Zakha Khel Area, Khyber Agency

One component completed. Three are in progress


Small Irrigations Schemes in Kurram, Orakzai and FR Kohat

Work on three components 50% completed


Small Irrigations Schemes in North & South Waziristan Agencies

Two components completed and third is in progress

xii. Small irrigation Schemes, Kurram Agency

Sadda Weir Completed. Work on other two components 75% Completed.

xiii. Jabba Dam, Khyber Agency

Feasibility Study Completed. Land Acquired.

Detail Design in Progress.


Small Irrigation Schemes in all Agencies/FRs (New schemes).

Sites in various Agencies/FRs Identified. Studies completed.
Awards of works remained in different stages.


In addition to the above, work on an important dam “Chao Tangi SWA” was carried out under Federal PSDP.


With the completion of various schemes in different Agencies/FRs, a number of economic activities have been started. Various crops have become a source of income of the poor people. In addition, availability of clean drinking water has minimized water-born diseases in these areas.

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