Ongoing Projects

Directorate General Agriculture (Extension & AR)

Name of Project

Management of fruit fly with special reference to non-conventional methods (2014-15 to 2017-18)

Objectives

a)  Agriculture Extension

  • To introduce and promote integrated plant protection management (IPPM) techniques against fruit fly
  • To reduce fruit-fly management cost and increase income in natural eco-system (Mango, Citrus & Guava etc.).
  • Provision of Methyl Eugenol, traps and Protein Hydrolysate at subsidized  cost to the farmers in a transparent manner
  • To comply Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary measures of WTO linked with Mango, Citrus and Guava Trade
  • To strengthen Biological Laboratories for rearing of fruit fly predators and releases in the orchards.
  • Capacity Building of extension and farmers on Biological, Cultural, Mechanical and Chemical control of Fruit Fly

b)  Agriculture Research

  • Collection for identification of citrus & Mango fruit fly species
  • Damage assessment
  • Development of Bio-rational modules for the management of fruit fly

Gestation Period

2014-15 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs. 227.610 Millions

   

Name of Project

Promotion of Pulses Cultivation in Punjab

Objectives

  • Development of Basic seed of high yielding varieties of pulses.
  • Promotion of certified seed of Lentil, Moong and Mash by its distribution among farmers at subsidized rates.
  • Transfer of modern production technology through farmer training program and Print & Electronic Media
  • Demonstration of modern production technology for pulses including Lentil, Moong, Mash & Gram at farmers’ fields.
  • Promotion of pulses in association of other crops in irrigated areas
  • Holding of farmer days and use of other extension tools to lure farmers on adoption of pulses cultivation

Gestation period

2014-15 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs: 127.260 Million

   

Name of Project

Extension Service 2.0 - Farmer Facilitation Through Modernized Extension

Objectives

  1. Development of soil attributes database and its GIS mapping.  
  2. Strengthening of capacity of existing soil Laboratories
  3. Identification of Crop Specialists from Universities, Research and Extension Organizations for online advice to the extension agents and farmers.
  4. Improvement in Service Delivery, through Extension service by provision of missing facilities to the extension agents for field work to respond to the queries of the farmers through dedicated visits and establishment of dedicated monitoring system at each nodal point. 
  5. Registration of four farms from each village with regular expansion program to reach every farm within life of the project according to soil test plan
  6. Adoption of latest extension approaches and tools for regular interaction with registered and other farmers through field visits, plant clinics, farmer’s training, inbound/outbound calls, and helpline/complaint line with IVR facilities.
  7. Provision of outbound survey call facility SMS/MMS query and SMS/MMS Broad casting service, pre-recorded calls/ Robot calls with response capture facility etc. and other mechanisms/technologies to connect with agriculture farmers.
  8. Establishment of helpline with complaint management systems including provision of application/ portal management system for sending out the customized SMS messages and/or Robot calls to agriculture farmers.
  9. To redress farmer issues relating to agriculture technology and input management etc.
  10. Strengthening of the existing laboratory of Soil Survey of Punjab.
  11. Strengthening of the Information System Unit, Soil Survey of Punjab

Gestation period

2015-16 to 2019-20

Total cost

Rs. 4,104.739 Million

   

Name of Project

Community Based integrated Management of Pink Bollworm and Provision of missing facilities to Pest Warning Wing

Objectives

  • Demonstration for management of pink bollworm to farmers through Gossyplure (Ropes) and Sex-Pheromone traps installation at selected farmer fields.
  • Field demonstrations to promote a viable component of IPM techniques for effective PBW control and conservation of natural enemies.
  • Maintenance of Pink Bollworm moth catches data recorded on weekly intervals.
  • Communication with mobile alerts to farmers and policy makers about the hot spots identified manually as well as on the basis of eco-biological prediction models.
  • Publicity through use of print and electronic media.
  • Provision of Laptops/ Android Tablets to field officers of pest warning for recording and processing Gossyplures and Pheromone traps data.
  • Provision of Motorcycles to Agricultural Officers (PP), Field Assistants and Pest Surveyors on peripurchase basis for pest scouting and data collection Gossyplures and Pheromone traps.
  • Increased farmers income through increased crop productivity, diversified agricultural practices.

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2018-19

Total cost

Rs. 96.232 Million

Directorate General Agriculture Research (Ayub Agricultural Research Institute)

Name of Project

Introduction and adaptation of high value crops and fruits in climatic conditions of Punjab

Objectives

  • Acquisition of promising cultivars of Avocado, Chiku, Nectarine/peaches, Pistachio, Berries, Passion fruit, Mangosteen, Fig and Grapes.
  • To promote diversified, climate resilient agricultural production systems in the changing environmental scenario.
  • Technical Assistance of orchard growers.
  • To promote fruit crop production for high economic returns.
  • To ensure the regular availability of fruits for nutrition, industrial and medicinal use.

Gestation period

2015-16 to 2019-20

Total cost

Rs. 34.565 million

 

 

Name of Project

Evolution of Sorghum and Corn genotypes for the production of conserved fodders.

Objectives

  • Collection, maintenance and evaluation of Sorghum, Corn, Alfalfa and Berseem genotypes for fodder and grain yield.
  • Quality characterization of sorghum, corn, alfalfa and berseem lines for conserved fodders.
  • Standardization of seed production technology of alfalfa and berseem.

Gestation period

2015-16 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs. 9.158 million

 

 

Name of Project

Improvement of Production Technology in Garlic and Ginger

Objectives

  1. Garlic
  1. Introduction, evaluation and popularization of machinery in collaboration with the AMRI office at Faisalabad, for farm operations in garlic crop production
  2. Establishment of multiplication block at Vegetable Research Institute, Faisalabad
  3. Training of farmers for garlic crop management and use of imported and evaluated machinery.
  4. Capacity building Agriculture Extension Staff and Farmers in garlic production technology.
  1. Ginger
  1. Identification and Evaluation of suitable ginger production area in districts Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal and Faisalabad.
  2. Importing and evaluation of new gene pool for better production in the project area.
  3. Training of Farmers and Agriculture Extension Staff in ginger crop production technology including mitigation of problems in ginger crop handling

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2020-21

Total cost

Rs. 78.863 million

 

 

Name of Project

Provision of lab and field equipment for Development of Basmati Rice Hybrid Resistant to Bacterial Leaf Blight, Flood and Salinity in Punjab.

Objectives

  • To develop Basmati rice hybrids resistant to bacterial leaf blight, flood and salinity in Punjab.
  • To develop basmati hybrid rice seed production technology.
  • Ultimately, replacement of Basmati variety with Basmati rice hybrids
  • The adoption of new improved Basmati rice hybrids by the farmers will increase
    • Per hectare yield
    • Income of the basmati growers.

Gestation period

2015-16 to 2019-20

Total cost

Rs. 44.010 million

 

 

Name of Project

Production of pre-basic/basic virus free seed of the approved potato variety/varieties through tissue culture

Objectives

  • To strengthen research facilities at Potato Research Institute, Sahiwal & Potato Breeding Sub-Station, Murree with the provision of missing infrastructure & lab facilities.
  • To produce virus free quality seed potatoes of the approved potato varieties.
  • To enhance the average yield of potato by the dissemination of high quality seed to farming community at affordable rate.

Gestation period

2016-17 to  2018-19

Total cost

Rs. 44.816 million

 

 

Name of Project

Diversification to high value cropping through promotion of horticulture

Objectives

  • Import of high market value genotypes of date palm (46,000 plants).
  • Adoptability testing of new genotypes for acclimatization under climatic conditions of the Punjab
  • Development of modern nurseries of seedless Kinnow (55,000 plants)
  • Technical Assistance and Capacity Building of orchard growers in fruit production.
  • To promote fruit crop production for increased economic returns

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2020-21

Total cost

Rs. 1,042.772 million

 

 

Name of Project

Accreditation of AARI laboratories for ISO-17025

Objectives

  1. To improve the working and services delivery of Fiber Testing Laboratory, Rice Technology Laboratory, Biotechnology laboratory, Cereal Technology Laboratory, Soil and Water Testing Laboratories and Pesticide Quality Control laboratories in Punjab, reference labs of fertilizers, pesticides, soil chemistry and Seed testing laboratory.
  2. To provide analytical services to the stakeholders (Cotton Fiber, Pesticide, food industry, importers, exporters and farmers etc.) at par with international standards.
  3. To get ISO 17025 accreditation of AARI laboratories.

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs. 120.614 million

 

 

Name of Project

Commissioned Research for development of Cotton Seed

Objectives

  1. To check seed pilferage and acquisition of new germplasm for genetic improvement
  2. Production of  pure seed and enhancement of seed quality
  3. Insertion of CLCuV resistance through conventional breeding
  4. Screening of local existing germplasm against cotton diseases
  5. Incorporation of double and triple Bt gene against bollworms and glyphosate resistance
  6. Laser leveling on subsidy and development of drainage areas
  7. Insertion of CLCuV resistance, heat tolerance and better fiber quality through conventional breeding for development of climate smart varieties.
  8. Biosafety clearance of the developed Bt lines
  9. DNA finger printing of germplasm and promising advanced lines
  10. Development of Production Technology

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2020-21

Total cost 

Rs. 363.615 million

 

 

Name of Project

Development Of  Integrated Management Of Citrus Orchards To  Enhance The Yield  And Improvement Of Fruit Quality

Objectives

  • Enhancement of citrus yield.
  • Improvement of quality of citrus fruit (Kinnow) overcoming the disease.
  • Integrated management of citrus orchards.
  • Field demonstration of trials at farmer orchards to disseminate developed management

         strategy for motivation & wide spread adoption.

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2018-19

Total cost

Rs. 28.429 million

 

 

Name of Project

Improvement of Breeding and Seed Production System of Fodder Crops

Objectives

  • Pre-basic seed production of approved varieties of fodder crops to ensure availability of certified seed.
  • Acquisition of germplasm of Alfalfa, Berseem, Oats, Sorghum, Maize and other nutritious fodders and development of germplasm for new varieties.
  • Strengthening the facilities of universities for seed production and resource for seed industry.

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2018-19

Total cost

Rs. 58.298 million

 

 

Name of Project

Developing Pothwar into an Olive Valley

Objectives

  • To increase local production of edible oil and to improve balance of payments through export of olive oil.
  • To utilize 15,100 acres culture able marginal lands & sub-mountainous areas in Pothwar and adjoining areas.                                         
  • Provision of Vehicles (04), Post hole diggers (20), Drip Irrigation Systems and Tunnels (05) and olive plants (13.5 million).

Gestation period

2015-16 to 2019-20

Total cost

Rs. 2,629.786 million

 

 

Name of Project

Provision of Additional Research Facilities for Development of Heat Resilient Maize Hybrids at Maize & Millets Research Institute.

Objectives

  • Development and screening of 500 local inbred lines against high temperature
  • Constitution of 400 hybrids
  • Screening of new hybrids against heat stress and diseases
  • Evaluation of promising vs Multinationals’ hybrids in research trials
  • Standardization of maize hybrid seed production technology

Gestation period

2015-16 to 2019-20

Total cost

Rs. 48.000 million

Directorate General Agriculture (Field)

Name of Project

Construction of New Agricultural Offices Complex, at Murree Road, and Soil Conservation, Agricultural Engineering Workshops and Offices at Adyala Road, Rawalpindi. Revised

Objectives

Construction of new agricultural offices complex and workshops for the dislocated offices of Agriculture Department

Gestation period

2013-14 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs. 275.336 million

 

 

Name of Project

Introduction & promotion of hi-tech farm mechanization technologies

Objectives

  1. To demonstrate the modern technologies to end users for their larger scale introduction and promotion.
  2. To test and evaluate the performance of imported machines according to local conditions.
  3. To develop and indigenize imported machines by reverse engineering through collaboration of local manufactures of agricultural implements.

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2018-19

Total cost

Rs. 61.135 million

 

 

Name of Project

Provision of GPS & Tracking System in machinery of Field Wing

Objectives

  1. To monitor the operation of field machinery & equipment through GPS based tracking system.
  2. To improve the work performance, enhance field efficiency and reduce operational cost.
  3. To reduce stoppage time by making quick repairs and replacement of parts.

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs. 30.671 million

 

 

Name of Project

Establishment of Hi-Tech Mechanization Service Centers (HMSCs)

Objectives

  • Establishment of high-tech farm mechanization service centers
  • Provision of state of the art farm machinery and equipment on rental basis to the farmers through HMSCs
  • Overcome farm labor shortage
  • Enhanced crop yield and farmers’ profitability
  • Introduce and promote precision farming methods and associated machinery and equipment.

Gestation Period

2016-17 to 2020-21

Total Cost

 

Government Share                  Rs.   2030.205 million

Service Provider Share            Rs.   1800.000 million

Total project cost                   Rs.   3830.205 million

Directorate General Agriculture (Water Management)

Name of Project

Punjab Irrigated-Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project (PIPIP) – Revised

Objectives

The overall project development objective (PDO) is to improve water productivity i.e. producing more crop per drop. It will be achieved through increasing delivery efficiency, adopting improved irrigation practices, promoting crop diversification, and effective application of non-water inputs. The PDO would contribute to increased agricultural production, more employment opportunities in rural areas, higher incomes from the farming, better living standards of the farmers, and improved environment

Gestation Period

2012-13 to 2020-21

Total Cost

(Rs. in million)

  1.  Government:                     41,737.955
  1. World Bank                    39,187.100
  2. Punjab Government         2,550.855
  1. Farmers:                             25,721.045
  2. Total:                                   67,459.000

 

 

Name of Project

Rainwater Management in Cotton Fields to minimize Impacts of Climate Change (Pilot Project)

Objectives

  1. Protect the cotton crop from extreme rainfall events/ impacts of climate change to minimize damages.
  2. Produce conducive growing environment for cotton crop by removing excess rainwater from cotton fields.
  3. Encourage farmers to grow cotton by incentivizing them for rainwater management.
  4. Build cotton growers’ capability for better rainwater management to get optimum crop yields.

Gestation Period

2016-17 to 2018-19

Total Cost

(Rs. in million)

Total Project Cost:                60.723

Government Share:             35.668

           Farmers’ Contribution:         25.887    

   

Name of Project

Optimizing Watercourse Conveyance Efficiency through Enhancing Lining Length

Objectives

The key development objective of the project is to enhance conveyance efficiency which in turn would result in saving of water and improvement in water productivity at the farm level.

Gestation Period

2015-16 to 2019-20

Total Cost

(Rs. in million)

Government:               6,829.695

Farmers:                     2,458.167 

           Total:                          9,287.862

 

 

Name of Project

Promotion of High Value Agriculture through Provision of Climate Smart Technology Package

Objectives

  1. Enhance crop and water productivity through optimal use of water and non‑water inputs by application of modern irrigated agriculture development technologies.
  2. Support production of off-season vegetable through tunnel technology to meet the domestic demands and for export.
  3. Promote use of renewable energy in agriculture for promoting irrigated agriculture in remote areas.
  4. Build farmers' capability at grassroots level for growing high value crops to get higher farm returns for alleviating poverty.
  5. Create job opportunities in rural areas through introduction of climate smart technologies for high value irrigated agriculture.

Gestation Period

2016-17 to 2018-19

Total Cost

(Rs. in million)

Government Share:                             3,475.00

Farmers’ Contribution:                        1,292.36

            Total:                                                 4,767.36         

 

 

Name of Project

Provision of Laser Land Levelers to Farmers / Service Providers on Subsidized Cost

Objectives

The main goal of the project is to maximize productivity of irrigation water at the farm level i.e. producing more crop per drop through optimal use of water and non-water inputs.

Gestation Period

2015-16 to 2017-18

Total Cost

Rs. 1,350.000 million 

 

 

Name of Project

Construction of watercourses & laser leveling equipment at Chak No. 105/ML, District Layyah

Objectives

  1. Enhance efficiency of tertiary level irrigation conveyance network (community watercourses) for increasing water availability at the farm level
  2. Support the rural communities of the village to increase their farm returns by utilizing the available resources more efficiently to alleviate poverty

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs. 17.530 million

Directorate of Agricultural Information Punjab

Name of Project

Interactive Information Dissemination System through Use of Modern Technologies for Innovative Agriculture

Objectives

  • Transfer of agricultural technology to farming community through FM Radio for enhancing productivity.
  • Archival solution/storage and security of video data/footage for about 30 years which would be retrieved for production of video documentaries, TVCs, talk shows, etc. on agriculture for broadcast/telecast through Radio and TV channels.
  • Monitoring of twelve TV channels regarding telecast of TVCs, agricultural programmes, documentaries, News, Tickers, etc. for confirmation according to the media released by this Directorate and improving communication strategy.

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs. 49.346 million

Directorate of Agricultural Marketing

Name of Project

Establishment of model farms linked with improved supply chain and value addition

Objectives

  1. Export promotion by addressing constraints of SPS and WTO,
  2. Development of supply chain infrastructure,
  3. Incentive structure for private sector, the interventions for this purpose to upgrade the standards have been divided into two categories, i.e.
  1. Software interventions comprising of capacity building services and certification audit for all the components of supply chain i.e. Farm Level, Processing Level, Logistic companies and traders / exporters.
  2. Hardware interventions comprising of provision of machinery and equipment and civil works (if required) to improve quality of the produce.
  1. Establishment of farmers and marketing linkages
  2. Facilitate group marketing and business clusters for scale economies.

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2020-21

Total cost

Rs. 3,261.191 Million

Education

Name of Project

Testing Indigenous Hydroponic Greenhouses for Vegetable Growing at various Locations in Punjab (2015-16 to 2017-18) (Revised)

Objectives

  • Establishing and testing indigenous hydroponic greenhouses for raising vegetables under suitable climatic conditions of Punjab.
  • Pooling information relating to construction, crop growth, yield and socioeconomic issues of the low cost Hydroponic Technology.
  • Information dissemination for popularization of hydroponic agriculture to harvest manifold dividends from the soilless agriculture.
  • Training and demonstration of Hydroponic technology to the progressive farmers.

Gestation period

2015-16 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs. 77.571 Million

 

 

Name of Project

Establishment of Sub-Campus of Arid Agriculture University at Attock (Phase-II)

Objectives

  • Imparting high quality agriculture and science education to students in identified disciplines at a standard identical to accredited international standards thus catering for development and research needs of agriculture in Pakistan in future.
  • To have the latest developments in agriculture curriculum, teaching methodology and lab standards as well as promoting effective R&D activities in the agriculture sector in line with advances in the international as well as sister Institutions
  • To remove regional imbalances and to impart agricultural education & research work, develop and transfer region based crop related technologies to the local farmers’ community.
  • Producing a trained and skilled work force having a focus on innovation, value addition and entrepreneurship, capable of employing knowledge inputs for the rapid and sustainable agriculture development of Pakistan.
  • To exploit full potential of crops especially wheat, sugarcane, maize, fodder, vegetable etc., for enhanced agricultural production for local consumption and export
  • To train the local farmers through short term trainings aimed at strengthening the agro-based industries and to help alleviate poverty in the region.
  • Undertake fundamental and applied research & development projects aimed at knowledge generation/dissemination in the long, medium and short term.

Gestation period

2016-17 to 2018-19

Total cost

Rs. 879.668 Million

 

 

Name of Project

Scheme for 50 overseas Ph.D. Scholarships for University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

Objectives

  1. To send 50 scholars to technologically advanced countries for PhD studies in emerging areas.
  2. To strengthen the existing faculty of the university through foreign qualified PhDs in emerging areas
  3. To bring excellence in teaching and research through modern techniques
  4. To have the latest developments in agriculture curriculum, teaching methodology and lab standards as well as promoting effective R&D.
  5. To promote innovation, entrepreneurship and find solutions for strategic issues in agriculture and rural development through scientists trained as a result of this project

Gestation period

2015-16 to 2019-20

Total cost

Rs. 656.083 million

 

 

Name of Project

Establishment of Punjab Bio-Energy Institute (PBI) at UAF

Objectives

  • To establish bioenergy research system for facilitating the development of energy scarce sector of the country in general and agriculture in particular.
  • To launch degree courses and programs in Energy System.
  • To develop bioenergy skill training and outreach program for enhancing self-employment and poverty alleviation.
  • To strengthen R&D in energy and environment sectors and nexus of energy with Agriculture.

Gestation period

2014-15 to 2017-18.

Total cost

Rs. 770.473 million

 

 

Name of Project

Establishment of Sub-Campus of University of Agriculture Faisalabad at Depalpur, District Okara

Objectives

  • To offer significant advanced training and research in agriculture through teaching and research by well qualified academic staff and improving the overall working environment of student and faculty.
  • Highly  qualified  manpower   production  in  different  emerging   disciplines   of agriculture and allieddisciplinesto meetthechallengesof theeverincreasing advancementin science.
  • Improvingthehealth,educationandresearchfacilitiesfortheacademic, administrativestaffandstudentsofthesubcampusbyprovidingeducation,sports andhealthfacilities.

Gestation period

2014-15 to 2017-18

Total cost

Rs. 453.483 million

 

 

Name of Project

Establishment of Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan Phase-II

Objectives

  1. To provide infrastructure for the Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan
  2. Procurement of Lab Equipment, Furniture & Fixture, Farm machinery, transport, generator, books & periodicals, Uniform & protective clothing, stationery etc
  3. Farm Development at JalalpurPirwala including Leveling of 500 acres land, construction of residences (4 Nos.) and lining of water course measuring 4816 meters.
  4. To arrange exhibitions, fairs and national celebrations and conduct of conferences/seminars etc.

Gestation Period

2015-16 to 2018-19

Total Cost

Rs. 1,510.243 million