In Gilgit-Baltistan, government is taking steps for the development of irrigation sector to bring thousands kanal of barren land into cultivable land.

Official sources told Radio Pakistan's Gilgit correspondent, over 273 million rupees would be spent on ten irrigation channels.

After completion of the project fifty five thousand canals barren land would be converted into cultivable and help to alleviate poverty from the region.

The projects would be completed by the June 2019.

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