He said he along with neighbouring landowners of the petitioner reached tail-end of Ahmed Rajo distributary
and found half foot water in distributaries of Jhol branch and Guni canal and that could be used for animals alone.
The real question to be asked is whether these organisations are willing and able to mobilise the required financial resources to undertake the responsibilities for effective O&M of the distributary
and minor canals and also meet their obligations to pay for the O&M of the upstream irrigation system.
He said that irrigation department was harping on the same tune that there was paucity of funds or certain issues relating to the distributary
was pending with FWO, therefore repair work would be done upon resolving those pending issues.
* estimate O&M expenditures incurred on Hakra 4-R Distributary
Sardar Fareed Khan Gandapur said, a local farmer said that they had already taken up the issue with Irrigation department and submitted an application with it, but so far no action had been taken to repair the distributary
and farmers might get adequate water for irrigation purpose.
Several pilot projects underway in three of the four provinces (Punjab, Sindh, and North-West Frontier Province) have organised farmers at the distributary
The financial obligations associated with cost of water delivery for the FOs will depend on the amount of expenditure incurred on the network upstream and locally at the distributary
, and thus may vary from year to year.