It is well established fact that irrigation water is the most critical factor in crop production and its efficient use enhances productivity of other non-water inputs as well.
Tertiary level irrigation system in the Punjab comprises of more than 58,500 watercourses. It has been established that a significant portion
Human resource development is an integral part of OFWM since 1981. Water Management Training and Research Institute (WMTRI) has mainly been catering trainings and capacity building needs of OFWM stakeholders in various disciplines of the program.
Increasing water shortages have compelled the concerned officials for developing strategies for efficient utilization of available water resources. Enhancement of water productivity at farm level is the most appropriate solution to redress water scarcity.
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Punjab Irrigated - Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project (PIPIP)
The Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project (PIPIP) has been designed to maximize productivity of available water by adopting a complete On Farm Water Management (OFWM) technological package for minimizing water losses at various levels of tertiary conveyance network and improving its application efficiency at the farm level. The PIPIP foresees an integrated development approach, envisages upgrading/developing unimproved and partially improved watercourses/irrigation schemes, promotion of high efficiency water conserving technologies like sprinkler/drip irrigation systems, LASER land leveling, capacity building of all stakeholders, and undertaking action research for acquisition, indigenization and pilot testing of improved water management interventions to suit the local conditions. The project has been sponsored by Government of the Punjab and World Bank through Agriculture Department and is to be implemented in six (06) years (2011-12 to 2016-17) throughout Punjab.
Optimizing Watercourse Conveyance Efficiency Through Enhancing Lining Length

ADP funded project “Optimizing Watercourse Conveyance Efficiency through Enhancing Lining Length” envisages extension in lining length of 3,000 watercourses upto 50 percent. Its key objective is to enhance conveyance efficiency which in turn would result in saving of water and improvement in water productivity at the farm level. Gestation period of the project is five year, starting from financial year 2015-16

Objective

The key development objective of the project is to enhance conveyance efficiency which in turn would result in saving of water and improvement in water productivity at the farm level.

Gestation period of the project is five year, starting from financial year 2015-16

Capacity building of all stakeholders involved in the On Farm Water Management activities is the crux of the Water Management Training Institute activities.
The applied trainings are highly specialized in nature, which are imparted through full time qualified and multi-disciplinary faculty in domains ...
Awareness creation and publicity about efficient utilization of irrigation water amongst all stakeholders, especially farming community through adoption of modern Irrigation technologies and practices is vital to achieve the desired results.