About Department

  • Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan in terms of area which spreads virtually as a plateau over 347,185 square Kilometers. constituting 44% of the total area of Pakistan. The population of Balochistan is currently estimated around 7.0 million.
  • Approximately 85% of the population lives in rural areas and main’y depend on agriculture and livestock as sources of livelihood.
  • The Irrigation Department came under the Administrative control of Provincial Government since 1970 when the One Unit was disintegrated and Balochistan Province was formed.
  • Since its inception the Irrigation Department is busy in harnessing precious & scarce quantity of water available in small streams, springs, hill-torrents through constructing small weirs, lining of channels, flood diversion structures, & small storage & delay action dams in the province for enhance agriculture production. The general information regarding land use utilization in the Province is as under:
S.No
Description
Area (MHa)
1
Area not available for cultivation (58.6%)
20.346
2
Forest (5%)
1.875
3
Culturable Waste1 (25.1%)
8.715
4
Fallow (6.5%)
2.257
5
Net sown
1.528
  Total Geographical Area
34.720

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Mission

  • Monitoring / collection, compilation of water quality and hydro meteorological data planning, design and construction of Delay Action Dams, Storage Dams, Perennial and Flood Irrigation & Drainage Schemes, Flood Protection Schemes for protecting irrigated land, population and other infrastructure facilities, rehabilitation of damaged irrigation/ drainage facilities