Sources of irrigation and method of division of water in Sibi district

Nari Gorge Water Sources

Sources of irrigation and method of division of water in Sibi district

Sources of irrigation and method of division of water in Sibi district

The sources of irrigation in the Sibi Tehsil are streams and springs. The latter are to be met with only in mauza Tal Rekhmin of the Sibi circle. The former, which are locally known as Rods or Nalas, are of two kinds. Perennial and periodical. The latter receive their water supply from floods during rains.
Nari Gorge head works Sibi
Nari Gorge head works Sibi
Thus from the irrigation point of view ten villages of the Sibi tehsil have come to be classified under two heads. i.e (1) Ab-i-Siah mauzas or villages enjoying a perennial supply of water; (2) Sailaba mauza or villages irrigated by flood water only.
Nari Gorge Water Sources
Nari Gorge Water Sources
The first mentioned villages are comprised in Sangan, Sibi, Kurk, and Khajjak circles of the Tahsil and the latter in Talli and mal circles.
Nari Gorge Water Distribution
Nari Gorge Water Distribution
In the Sangan circle the lands of mauzas Pir Ismail, Laki and Sangan that were subjected to settlement survey receive their supply of water from certain perennial streams, while those of the Sibi circle (excepting tal Rekhmin) and of Kurk and Khajjak circles are irrigated with the water of the Rod-i-Nari.
Sibi Water distribution among the villages
Sibi Water distribution among the villages
There are however some mahals in the three circles under reference which comprise Sailaba lands as well. For instance, in the Sibi circle the sailaba land of mauza tal Rekhmin is irrigated with flood water of the mashkaf nala. Similarly, the sailaba lands of Bhakhra Shakar Khan and kach in the same circle and of mauza Gullu Shahr in the Kurk circle depend for their irrigation on the floods in the Rod-i-Nari.
Water Distribution Sibi
Water Distribution Sibi

Union council Sangan

Sangan Circle of Sibi District

Sangan

The Sangan village of Tehsil and district Sibi is important for agriculture production. Ahmad shah Abdali appointed Sardar Ismail khan Panni Barozai as caretaker and tax collector in the Sangan region the 46 miles distance from Sibi city.
Sangan Circle of Sibi District
Sangan Circle of Sibi District

The Sangan Jagir

While I was making inquiry into the revenue rate prevalent in Karwan Kachhi and Khushkaba Gharmob Takri in the Sangan circle, in march last, the local baniahs stated that their debts against the Barozais and Sangachis amounted to about Rs. 19,500.
Mauza Sangan
Mauza Sangan
The Barozais and other zamindars alleged that their indebtedness was due to the facts that during the last few years their wheat crops had been poor, they cannot owing to the distance from markets and want to proper roads, obtain good prices for their surplus grain and straw they are isolated and cannot add to their income from lands by labour etc, at times they cannot get seed grain at reasonable prices the prices charged by the baniahs for the various commodities are exorbitant and the cultivators urged as an additional reason the high rates of revenue (one-fourth of the produce including the Jagirdars share) and the hak-i-topa ( proprietors dues or rent) which they are required to pay a copy of the note drawn up by me at the time ( and which was sent to the Political agent Sibi, through the Revenue Commissioner’s office) is attached as Appendix2.
A brief account of the Jagir and orders passed about it by Government in 1906.
Sangan land
Sangan land

Ahmad Shah Abdali wrote many letters to Ismail khan panni Barozai.

Ahmad shah Durrani Degree issued to ismail Khan barozai of Sangan
Ahmad shah Durrani Degree issued to ismail Khan barozai of Sangan
Translation of Parwana Issued by Ahmad Shah Durrani to Barozai
Translation of Parwana Issued by Ahmad Shah Durrani to Barozai Pannis
Sardar Taj Muhammad Barozai
Sardar Taj Muhammad Barozai
Sardar Baaz Muhamad Barozai
Sardar Baaz Muhamad Barozai

The Sangan village is 25 miles distance from Babar Kach Station.