publication . Article . 1996

Managing Water Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture in Pakistan

Muhammad Afzal;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1996 Journal: The Pakistan Development Review, volume 35, pages 977-988 (issn: 0030-9729, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pakistan Institute of Developemnt Economics (PIDE)
Abstract
<jats:p>Pakistan’s agriculture is almost wholly dependent on irrigation and irrigated land supplies more than 90 percent of agricultural production. Irrigation is central to Pakistan’s economy. Massive investments in irrigation contributed to the development of one of the largest Indus Basin Irrigation System. Despite heavy budgetary inputs in irrigation system, it is facing shortage of resources and suffering from operational problems. The sustainability of irrigated agriculture is threatened due to problems of waterlogging and salinity, inadequate operation and maintenance, insufficient recovery of O&amp;M expenditure, inequitable distribution, environmental d...
Subjects
free text keywords: Water conservation, Irrigation, Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network, Business, Water resources, Environmental degradation, Water resource management, Irrigation management, Agriculture, business.industry, Natural resource economics, Sustainability

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publication . Article . 1996

Managing Water Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture in Pakistan

Muhammad Afzal;