The Project for Irrigation Water Management, Orchard Management
and Drinking Water Supply in Zardaloo, Balochistan
US $ 49,723
This project in Dargai
village of Zardaloo valley in district Sibi has three components.
Firstly irrigation water management is the top priority
in these areas as spring water is the main source of irrigation,
and therefore lining of water channels both main and branching
will be executed to reduce water wastage by 60 to 70%. Secondly,
increase in per acre yield, production area and quality
of produce is intended through training of growers for orchard
management and provision of necessary tools and machinery.
It is expected that fruit yield will be increased to 40%,
and an additional 300 acres will come under cultivation
so about 60 to 70 farming families will directly benefit.
Last but not the least, community is presently suffering
from stomach diseases and other water related health problems,
and through the construction of drinking water supply line
from main spring to the main water tank, after filtration,
provision of potable drinking water will certainly improve
the health and hygiene of the villagers.