The Managing Director PIDA, Capt. (R) Zahid Saeed has directed the Chief Executive Lower Chenab Canal (West) Area Water Board to complete the election process till July 31, 2013 for the formation of 67 Farmers Organizations.
It was directed by him while presiding over the 12th Joint Monitoring Meeting to review the progress on Punjab Irrigation System Improvement Project (PISIP) and Strengthening Irrigated Agriculture through Participatory Irrigation Management (SIAP) Project. Besides many others, the meeting was attended by General Manager (TM) PIDA Mian Maqbool Ahmad, General Manager (OP) Muhammad Younas Bhatti, Project Director PISIP Muhammad Ahmad Usmani and the Chief Advisor Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Mr. Noryo Kyono, Training Specialist Mr. Takashi Fujisaki, Technical Adviser Muhammad Aslam Qureshi and National Coordinator Amar Bukhari.
MD PIDA said that the elections of Khal Panchayts at water course level should be completed by the end of current month so as the further process for the formation of FOs could be started earlier. While discussing in the meeting, he urged PIDA officers to make efforts to curtails water theft with the help of FOs. He further directed to disseminate the latest water saving technologies which have been introduced by the experts of JICA.