Punjab approves Rs36 billion irrigation project

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Punjab government has approved a mega project of Rs36 billion to rejuvenate the irrigation system in the province. Under the project, drip irrigation system will be installed over an area of 120,000 acre and some 9,000 water channels will be upgraded and restored. Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh disclosed that the project had been initiated, which would be completed in six years. Addressing the steering committees of agriculture and livestock supply chain management and irrigation project development, he underscored that by improving supply chain management and participation in star farm network, agriculture and livestock products export could jump up to $4 billion.