Govt implementing irrigation projects to boost agricultural productivity
Over 35 billion rupees have been allocated for these projects in current financial year.
The Government is implementing several irrigation projects to boost agriculture production in the country.
Over thirty-five (35) billion rupees have been allocated for these projects in the current financial year.
According to official sources, these projects include small and medium dams, check and delay action dams, canals, lining of irrigation channels and improvement of existing irrigation system.
The Programme for lining of irrigation channels in saline zones is continuing in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to check for seepage. A sum of 4,380 million rupees has been earmarked for this programme.
Remaining work of Phase-I of Kachhi and Rainee canals, and Extension of Pat Feeder Canal in Balochistan is also continuing for their timely completion.
In addition to this, adequate funds have also been provided for revamping and rehabilitation of irrigation system of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.