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 proposed project will have following key objectives.
- Improve productivity of irrigation water through efficient conveyance and its effective farm level use by adopting water conservation techniques.
- Strengthen private sector service delivery capacity and sustainability for supporting irrigated agriculture.
- Build capacity of stakeholders in better management of irrigation water for attaining higher crop yields with less production costs.