Qanat Rehab Gathers Pace

Close to 14% of water for farming comes from qanats that help irrigate 800,000 hectares of farmlands and fruit gardens
Qanat Rehab Gathers Pace
Qanat Rehab Gathers Pace

Forty million dollars have been earmarked for rehabilitating qanats this year, up 170% compared to the last fiscal year, head of the water affairs department of the Agricultural Jihad Organization, said.
“The funds are expected to help recondition 40 qanats mainly in Yazd, Sistan-Baluchistan and South Khorasan provinces,” Reza Sarafrazi was quoted as saying by ILNA.
Each underground aqueduct will receive a fixed amount depending on factors such as location, restoration needs and tourism capacity, Sarafrazi said.
"Among the estimated 38,000 qanats in the country 11 have received UNESCO status."


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