SIAPEP :: Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project





February, 2018



World Bank Assisted Project

Salient Features

1. Name of the project: Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project (Cr.5604 Pak)
2. Location: Province of Sindh – All districts
3. Authorities responsible for:
  • Sponsoring Agency
Government of Sindh, World Bank through Department of Agriculture, Supply and Prices
  • Executing Agency
  • DG AE&WM
  • Watercourse Associations (WCAs);
  • Sales, Supply and Service Companies (SSC)
  • Farmers for HEIS, Laser Land Levelers and Deep Ripping Equipment.
4. Implementation Period 06 Years (2015-16 to 2020-21)
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Watercourse Associations
  • Farmers for HEIS, Laser Levelers and Deep Ripping Equipment.
  • SSC for two year -HEIS

Success Story of the Project:

  1. Watercourse Improvement:
  2. The Watercourse improvement is an important sub component of the project, 30% lining of the total length has resulted to minimize conveyance losses and improving the efficiency, reliability and equity of irrigation water. So far 1246 watercourses have been lined throughout sindh and the lining work on 717 watercourses is under progress. The beneficiaries are very active to participate and provide their assistance in shape of skilled labour and Masson for improvement of Watercourses. The improved watercourses will lead to benefit the farming community in shape of saving of water, reduction in time farmers spend on irrigation.

  3. High Efficiency Irrigation System (HEIS):
  4. High Efficiency Irrigation System support the installation of Drip Irrigation System at growers farms for growing high value crops on irrigated and irrigable land, provide technical assistance packages to farmers, provide additional training and assistance to farmers in the use of HEIS. The main benefits of HEIS is to increase crop yield due to better water management practices and readily available plant nutrients  through installation of system i.e nutrients are supplied directly to the plant root zone. The intervention help increase water conservation, reduced water logging and salinity and change in cropping patterns.

    Under this sub-component Drip system on 26 farms serving 270 acres has been completed and 22 farms serving 190 acres are under installation. The demand of the farmers is increasing day by day and hopefully the project target will be achieved.

  5. Laser Land Leveling Equipment:
  6. The Laser Land Leveling Equipment is helping farmers to save irrigation water, curtail irrigation time, improve efficiency of agriculture inputs such as fertilizers and achieve uniform germination, resulting in increased crop yields.

    Under this Project so for 1140 Laser units on subsidy basis have been delivered to the farmers / service providers, further 160 Laser Units will be provided by June 30, 2018.

  7. Establishment of Farmers Field School:
  8. The objective of this sub-component is to strengthening farmer’s participation to improve their capabilities for better management at farm level. So for 100 FFS have been established on the improved watercourses in coordination with members of the watercourses associations. The project have educated the farmers for proper land preparation, soil fertility and crop nutrition management, integrated pest management for safe handling of pesticides, improved irrigation techniques such as user of Laser, Zero Tillage.

Physical Progress / Achievement upto February 26, 2018

Project Activities Unit Project Target Targets for F.Y 2016-17 Achievement utp 30-06-2017 Target 2017-18 Achievement upto 26-02-2018 Total Achievement
Community Watercourse Completed Nrs. 5500 800 817 1033 429 1246
Currently Water under Lining 717
Installation of High Efficiency Irrigation System (Drip System) Completed Farms / Units 2600 371 03 400 23 26
HIES System Under Installation 22 22
Provision of Laser Land Leveling Equipment: Nrs. 1100 200 890 400 250 1140
Establishment of Farmers Field Schools Nrs. 1500 300 200 100 100