The Federal PSDP and Provincial ADP funded project "National Program for Improvement of Watercourses in Pakistan (Phase-II) (NPIW-II) - The Punjab Component envisages watercourses improvement, provision of LASER units to farmers/service provider and construction of water storage ponds.
The overall project objective is to improve water productivity i.e. producing more crop per drop. It will be achieved through increasing water delivery/ conveyance efficiency, enhancing irrigation application efficiency and promoting on farm water storage for ensuring irrigation of crops at critical stages of growth. The project objectives would contribute towards increasing water productivity vis-à-vis agricultural production, higher incomes from the farming, more employment opportunities in rural areas, better living standards of the farmers, and positive environment outcomes.
The major activities to be carried out under the NPIW-II would include, interalia, the followings
The project will be implemented in the canal irrigated areas of the entire Punjab.
Five (5) years (2019-20 to -2023-24)
Financial Implications (Rs. million)
- Total: 46,255.356
- Government Share 28,589.822
- Farmers' Contribution 17,665.534