KARACHI: The estimated budget allocation for irrigation sector in Sindh has been enhanced by 5.6 percent to Rs 18.7 billion in the annual budget for 2016-17.
The ADP for next fiscal year is Rs 14 billion. This is an increase of 16.7% over ADP of Rs 12 billion of the current fiscal year. Out of this, Rs 2.5 billion will be incurred on Drainage Reclamation and Tube wells sub-sector, Rs 581 million on small dams sub-sector and Rs 10.9 billion will be spent on open canals sub-sector. Additionally, Foreign Project Assistance of Rs 7.2 billion is committed for the open canals sub-sector.
The development plans include rehabilitation of barrages; rehabilitation, protection and capacity enhancement of irrigation and drainage networks, and Conservation of water through lining of channels and building small dams.
Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016
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