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Role of Sindh Irrigation department in the development of Thar Coal Power Project

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article image Thar Coal Energy Project is underway and holds a crucial position in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). As a matter of fact, when the country starves for the energy it needs to run the economy, Thar Coal is the most feasible and viable source to power generation. It can go a long way to meet the […]…Read More

Satellites and SMS help Pakistan’s farmers with smart irrigation

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Using data from NASA, Pakistan’s water research agency is sending rain forecasts to 10,000 farmers, helping them to irrigate more efficiently and increase their crop yields. Farmers in Pakistan use sms to warn of water Farmers in Pakistan check rain forecasts via SMS messages on their cellphones. Image: Adil Ahmed via The Third Pole It […]…Read More

Alarming threat in Orchards-Over-irrigation

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article image Significance of water in crop production and photosynthesis: Water plays a vital role in crop production and photosynthesis. Photosynthesis helps in creating enzymes, proteins, vitamins, hormones and amino acids that supports tree growth and fruit production, additionally oils and sugars in the fruit. Water serves as an incredible source in supplying salts and minerals to the roots and leaves. On the other hand, water utilized for leaching helps…Read More

Perspective of high efficiency irrigation system

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article image The geographical area of Pakistan is 79.6 million hectares. The area under cultivation is about 27 percent. Out of this area, 80 percent is irrigated. Competition for water supplies among, industry, domestic, agricultureand environment is a worldwide phenomenon and same is true in Pakistan. In Pakistan up to 30 % water availability decreased was reported. The constraints in efficient utilization of irrigation water are small water streams, soil with high/ low infiltration rate, uneven…Read More

Perspective of high efficiency irrigation system

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article image The geographical area of Pakistan is 79.6 million hectares. The area under cultivation is about 27 percent. Out of this area, 80 percent is irrigated. Competition for water supplies among, industry, domestic, agricultureand environment is a worldwide phenomenon and same is true in Pakistan. In Pakistan up to 30 % water availability decreased was reported. The constraints in efficient utilization of irrigation water are small water streams, soil with high/ low…Read More

PCRWR to improve irrigation practices

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has launched a weekly irrigation advisory service for its trainee farmers to help improve irrigation practices. PCRWR, a department of Ministry of Science and Technology, has trained around 700 farmers in 2015 under a project called the Watershed Rehabilitation and Irrigation Improvement in Pakistan. An inventory of trainee farmers was developed for follow-up to ultimately let them adopt informed and improved…Read More

Spate irrigation key to sustainable agriculture

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article image STAFF REPORT HYD: Experts, researches and academia carrying expertise on spate irrigation system spoke on the need to invest in the irrigation system to cope with the challenges of food security. They were speaking at the 'National Conference on Spate Irrigation: Potential and Challenges' recently organised by the Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam and Research and Development Foundation (RDF). SAU VC Dr. Mujeebuddin Memon Sehrai, appreciated the efforts by the Sindh…Read More

Federal government to install solar pumping & sprinkle irrigation systems for farmers

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article image Staff Report ISB: Following the installation of solar pumping and sprinkle irrigation by Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) in Fateh Jangh, federal government deliberates to introduce these systems in other areas as well in order to make sure cost effective utilization of irrigation water. According to the sources, PARC has 500 master trainers with solar pumping and sprinkle irrigation system, who will train farmers in their respective areas to reduce use of water for…Read More

Degrading irrigation system causing farming problems

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The degrading irrigation system in Punjab is responsible for most of the problems faced by farmers, speakers at a conference said at a conference recently held in Lahore. On the occasion, a policy draft on irrigation was presented at the event organised by the Indus Consortium in collaboration with OxfamNovib. Jamshaid Fareed, the Indus Consortium executive council member, said that all stakeholders from the Punjab and Sindh, including water experts, farmers,…Read More

Modern irrigation techniques

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article image Irrigation is the artificial application of water to plants. It had started as long as human beings started growing the plants. Earlier, people have buckets to apply the water to plants. This method of watering the plants is still in action, but also other methods have been invented. Out of these, some methods are traditional which are used mostly at common level and some are modern irrigation method. 1. Traditional irrigation methods: (i) Check Basin Method. (ii) Furrow Irrigation…Read More