Q. 1. Where is the Guddu barrage built?
A. The Guddu Barrage is built on the river Indus.
Q. 2. What is a barrage?
A. A barrage, is a kind of wall, which blocks the flow of water.
Q. 3. How much is the length of Guddu barrage?
A. The length of Guddu barrage is 1355 metres.
Q. 4. How much area is being irrigated by the Guddu Barrage?
A. An area of 2.7 million acres is being irrigated by the Guddu Barrage.
Q. 5. When was the Guddu Barrage put into operation?
A. The Guddu Barrage was put into operation on 4th February, 1962.
Q. 6. What are the benefits of Guddu Barrage?
A. The Guddu Barrage is built on the river Indus. We get benefit from the Guddu Barrage in the following ways:
1. It control the flow of water in the flood season and in this way life and property can be protected from floods.
2. It stores water in such a way that the canal can get water through out the year and the farmers can give water to their fields according to their needs.
3. The seven meter wide road over the barrage has reduced the road distance between Lahore and Quetta and between Rahimyar Khan and Kashmore.
Q. 7. Name the main canals built on the Guddu Barrage?
A. Guddu Barrage has a system of three main canals. Two on the right bank and one on the left.
1. Begar Sindh Feeder.
2. The Desert Part Feeder on the right bank of Guddu Barrage.
3. The Ghotki Feeder of the left Bank
Q. 8. Short Note
The Guddu barrage is built on the river Indus. The length of the barrage is 1355 metres. It is made in such a way that a flood of about 1.2 million cusecs can pass through it. The 7 metres wide road bridge over the barrage has reduced the road distance between Lahore and Quetta. The distance, between Rahimyar Khan and Kashmore has almost been halved. It has a system of three main canals.
It irrigates an area of 2.7 million acres. It was the mega project to complete thousands engineers and workers worked day and night to complete it. It was put into operation on 4th February, 1962.
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