Project for irrigation

A project worth US $1 billion has enabled Pakistan to reclaim about 260,000 ha of waterlogged farmland. The project was launched with an assistance from the World Bank. Although Pakistan has the best canal irrigation systems in the world, the country's agricultural production has been badly affected by waterlogging and salinity. Out of the 22.14 million ha crop area, nearly 15 per cent has been badly affected by waterlogging and salinity. About 25 per cent of the potential production in Pakistan has been robbed by salinity.

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