Punjab Irrigated-Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project -Revised

Objective

The overall project development objective (PDO) is to improve water productivity i.e. producing more crop per drop. It will be achieved through increasing delivery efficiency, adopting improved irrigation practices, promoting crop diversification, and effective application of non-water inputs. The PDO would contribute to increased agricultural production, more employment opportunities in rural areas, higher incomes from the farming, better living standards of the farmers, and improved environment.

Key Components                                                

  1. Installation of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems on 120,000 acres
  2. Provision of 5,000 LASER units to farmers/service providers
  3. Improvement of 6,100 unimproved canal area watercourses
  4. Completion of 4,000 partially improved watercourses
  5. Rehabilitation of 3,400 irrigation schemes outside canal commands
  6. Adoption and Promotion of Modern Irrigation Technologies, Training, Capacity Building, Processing, Marketing and Value Chain Development  

Gestation Period

Nine (9) years (2012-13 to 2020-21)

Financial Outlay (Rs. million)                     

  1. Government:                                                                        41,737.955
    1. World Bank                                                            39,187.100
    2. Punjab Government/ Counterpart Funding             2,550.855
  2. Farmers:                                                                               25,721.045
  3. Total:                                                                                    67,459.000

Location: Entire Punjab