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Functions

The Water Management Wing of Agriculture department has the following main functions:

  • Organization and registration of water users associations (WUAs)
  • Renovation, rehabilitation, and improvement of watercourses
  • Strengthening of precision land leveling services in the private sector
  • Promotion of high efficiency pressurized (drip and sprinkler) irrigation systems
  • Development of small scale irrigation schemes in   non-canal commanded areas
  • Construction of water storage ponds / tanks
  • Provision of on-farm surface drainage facilities
  • Identification, acquisition, pilot testing/ evaluation, indigenization, and promotion/up-scaling of the latest irrigation water management interventions/ technologies through adaptive research
  • Capacity building of stakeholders (technical staff, trainers / extension workers and farmers) in improved water management interventions
  • Coordination with international, regional, national and provincial organizations as well as Research, Extension and Field wings of Punjab Agriculture Department for irrigation water management technology transfer