In a bid to save irrigation water from being wasted Punjab government has prepared a detailed plan costing Rs.3.68 billion to introduce modern irrigation system in the Province.
Under the program solar system would be installed for drip sprinkler irrigation on 20,000 acres of land in different areas of the Punjab. The government will provide 50pc subsidies to the farmers for installation of sprinkler irrigation system in the Province.
The adoption of drip sprinkler system would enable the growers and cultivators to save 50 percent irrigation water from wastage and increase the standard of
Agriculture experts foresee that agriculture sector of Pakistan will facing serious shortage of irrigation water in future. A report suggests that Pakistan will hit absolute water scarcity within the next 5 years with less than 500 cubic meters per person per day. We have already touched water scarcity line in 2004-2005 the report suggests.
Under the prevailing circumstances the experts have suggested that government should adopt immediately take action to stop wastage of irrigation water.