Irrigation Department Punjab Jobs 22 Mar 2019, Behldar, Gate Keeper
Irrigated agriculture is the major determinant of economic growth potential as it accounts for 26 % of the GDP and caters for over 40 % of the province ‘s work force. Over 9% of agricultural output in Punjab comes from farmlands irrigated by one of the largest contiguous irrigation systems in the world. The colossal irrigation conveyance network is serving 21 million acres (8.4 million hectare) cultivable command area with cropping intensities generally exceeding 120%.
Water is a critical resource for sustainable economic development of Pakistan and in this respective irrigated agriculture is of great importance in the socio-economic life of the country. Punjab Irrigation Department has a long term vision for Irrigation Sector to provide adequate, equitable and reliable irrigation supplies to the cultivable lands of Punjab aiming at enhanced agricultural productivity with focus on broad based institutional reforms.