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Tentative Questions and Answers for the general information of the farmers regarding SIAPEP’s components HEIS / Drip irrigation system and kitchen gardening

Advantages of modern Drip Irrigation System

Q-1 What is HEIS /  Drip Irrigation System ?

It is an irrigation system through which water is supplied directly to the plants and roots of crop, not to soil, through a network of pipe system.

Q-2      What are the Benefits & Advantages of HEIS / Drip irrigation system?

  • Better quality and increased production by 40 to 60 percent
  • Uniformed fruiting and early maturity of crop
  • 40 to 80 percent more water saving which can be utilized for other crops
  • Uneven and uncultivated soil can be cultivated
  • Increased fertilizer use efficiency resulting in more greater production
  • Helps in saving energy i.e diesel, electricity
  • Labor saving (Amount of manual fertilization and cleaning weed is saved)
  • This system allows to water the plant root therefore water is saved
  • As compared to traditional agricultural system, this system is more productive in sandy soil.
  • Saline soil can also be cultivated though this system

Q-3 What is the project subsidy for Orchard?

HEIS Unit Sizes







Rs: 75,920

Rs: 61,390

Rs: 55,801

Rs: 49,347

Rs: 47,225

Q-4 What is the project subsidy for vegetation and crop?

HEIS Unit Sizes







Rs: 11,707

Rs: 93,750

Rs: 88,161

Rs: 82,102

Rs: 79,980

Q-5 What is the expected share (Rs) of farmer /acre in cultivation of orchard and crop?

The farmer will have to bear approximately 50% of production cost which means that the share of farmer and project subsidy near about 50-50%.

Q-6 How a farmer can apply for installation of HEIS/Drip System?

Every Farmer can apply for installation of HEIS/Drip irrigation System through concerned Deputy Director OFWM-SIAPEP, Assistant Directors or Field team. Project offices have been established on Taluka / Union council level.

Q-7 Who is eligible for HEIS Subsidy, and which documents are needed with application?

Any farmer with a valid CNIC, VII-th farm attested by concerned Mukhtiarkar and valid source of irrigation watere.g canal, ground or any re-charable reservoir is eligible to apply.

Q-8 Is there any subsidy for construction of water storage tank under SIAPEP?

Yes, there is a subsidy provision for construction/lining of water storage tank under SIAPEP.

Farmer already having a WST for collection of required Volume of water for 6-7 drip irrigation system will be preferred. If a farmer has not WST on his farm, he can get subsidy for construction of WST.

Q-9 How much subsidy is provided by the project for constructing a WST accoridng to its size?

The project subsidy will be 35-40%  per acre and the farmer will bear 60-65% of cost per acre.

The details of construction of WST are as under:

   S. No

HEIS Unit Size (Acres)

Volume of water to be store  (for 6 Irrigations) m3

WST Sizes (m) with 0.3 m Free Board

Project subsidy (60%)

Subsidy for Water Storage Tanks for Orchrad Crop


3 – 5


14x14x 1.5





19x19x 1.5





24x24x 1.5





29x29x 1.5


Subsidy for Water Storage Tanks for Row Crop


3 – 5







20x20x 1.5





26x26x 1.5





30x30x 1.5







Q-10 How a farmer will pay his share?

Farmer can pay his share in form of bank Demand draft in the name of Supplier and Service company from whom he purchases material. The Demand draft will be submitted to concerned Deputy Director-SIAPEP.

Q-11 Who will install the HEIS System?

Supplier and Service Company is responsible to install the complete Drip system.

Q-12 How the Project will pay his share?

Project will responsible for this whole process and will make payment to Supplier and Service Company in installments until system is completely installed.

Q-13 Who will construct the Water storage tank ?

The farmer, who pays his share of installation of Drip Installation System, will be eligible for construction of WST. Responsibility of construction will lie upon farmer himself after he is issued Work Order by the project.

Q-14 How a farmer will get subsidy for WST from Project ?

The farmer will get a Work Order after signing an agreement with the project. In accordance with the agreement, the farmer will be responsible to construct WST in 30-days. SIAPEP consultants will supervise the construction work. 50% of the subsidy amount will be issued to the farmer on half construction and the rest of subsidy amount will be issued completion of water saving tank.

Q-15 What is the Kitchen Gardening?

Kitchen gardening is a domestic method of drip system meant “plantation of fruits and vegetables in courtyard or available space of home” to meet nutritional requirements of the family as per their choice within limited available resources and with less hardwork.

Q-16 What are benefits of Kitchen Gardening?

  • The Kitchen Gardening is an important tool to combat food shortage at house hold level.
  • Producing the foodstuff at household level will save the amount.
  • With less investment, vegetables of more economic value can be produced.
  • The surplus production can be sold in the local vicinity/market as an income generating source.
  • The fulfillment of nutritional requirements will result in better health.
  • The large scale Kitchen gardening can help to bring down the cost of vegetables at local level.
  • Kitchen gardening can provide a platform to experiment the production of off season vegetables.

Q-17 What is kitchen gardening kit? And how it is used?

This is a tool of drip irrigation system called Kitchen gardening Kit at small level through which required quantity of water is provided to roots of vegetables and fruits.

Q-18 How to obtain KG-Kits and Who is eligible for KG-kits under SIAPEP?

  1. Marginalized communities (needy women, share croppers/tenants)
  2. Small farmers having access to small piece (300-400-sft) of land for kitchen gardening.
  3. Poor people, women and farmers willingness to install and maintain the Drip Irrigation Kit successfully for at least one year.
  4. Having permanent source of clean /sweat water for plantation. 
  5. Experience and interest in kitchen gardening.
  6. Willingness to participate in trainings related to kitchen gardening & agronomic practices.
  7. Willingness to participate in season-long trainings under Farmer’s Field Schools offered by the project.
  8. Preference will be given to landless haaris and Woman house hold (WHH) falling within the areas where project’s other works are being executed/planned.

Q-19    What size of land is required for KG kit installation?

The size required for KG-kit is 400sqft (20-ft X 20-ft ) lot size.

Q-20    What other things will be provided to beneficiaries with KG-kit?

Vegetable seed, fertilizer, nutrients will be provided to beneficiaries alongwith free KG-Kit.

Q-21    How applicants will be selected for KG-kits?

In this regard, the project will get assistance from local NGOs who are already working on Kitchen gardening in related areas.