Services

 

 

 

Water Management wing is providing following major services

 

Accomplishments

Water Management wing of Agriculture Department was established in October 1976 in selected tehsils of seven districts of the Punjab. The first On Farm Water Management (OFWM) Project was launched as a five year pilot program with assistance of United States Assistance for International Development (USAID) for farm level participatory conservation of irrigation water through improvements in conveyance, application water use efficiencies. Following interventions/activities have been completed by Water Management wing till June, 2020.

Sr.#

Interventions

Overall
Achievements
(1976-77 to 2019-20)

Last Year
Achievements
(2019-20)

Current Year
Targets
(2020-21)

1 Improvement of Un-improved Watercourses (Nos.) 50,649 353 450
2 Additional lining of partially improved Watercourses (Nos.) 6,946 1518 1,425
3 Rehabilitation/Development of Irrigation Schemes (Nos.) 1,2831 811 450
4 Installation of High Efficiency (Drip/Sprinkler) Irrigation Systems (HEIS) (Acres) 64,823 12,500 12,500
5 Installation of Solar Systems for operating HEIS (Acres) 21,287 2,981 10,000
6 Provision of LASER Land Leveling Units to the Service Providers 14,159 640 2,300
7 Construction of Dug Wells (Nos.) 3,618 - 125
8 Solarization of Dug Wells (Nos.) - - 125
9 Construction of Water Storage Tanks/ Ponds (Nos.) 610 301 440
10 Solarization of Water Storage Ponds (Nos.) - - 40
11 Precision Land Leveling with LASER Land Levelers (Acres) 635,218 - 700
12 Training of Personnel by Water Management Training Institute (Nos.) 165,662 1,286 1,470
13 Installation of Tunnels on HEIS sites (Acres) 3,017    
14 Development of Sunken Fields for Rainwater Drainage (Nos.) 61    
15 Provision of Portable Water Pumps for Rainwater Drainage of Cotton Fields (Nos.) 264    
16 Construction of Rainwater Harvesting Ponds (Nos.) 456    
17 Demonstration Plots (Nos.) 20,652    
18 Installation of Micro Irrigation Schemes/Water Lifting Devices (Nos.) 447    
19 Installation of Community Tubewells/Turbines  (Nos.) 3,414    
20 Construction of On Farm Drainage Schemes (Acres) 2,979    
21 Provision of Bed Planters (Nos.) 394    
22 Provision of Zero Tillage (Acres) 1,484    

Outcomes/ Impact of OFWM Interventions

  • More than 2.988 million farm families have been directly benefitted.
  • Rs.84,279.50 million have been invested for betterment of farming community.
  • 165,662 personnel have been trained in different on-farm water management interventions.
  • 7,770,494 Acre Feet water saved.
  • Capacity building of private sector in water use efficiencies and employment generation.
  • 55 OFWM projects have successfully been completed till June, 2020.