PC – I

               CAPITAL TERRITORY (ICT)


                    December 2003

                                                               Code Number of the Project to be
                                                               Filled in/by Planning Commission

                                   PROJECT PROPOSAL

1.   NAME OF THE PROJECT                    Exploitation and Management of water
                                            resources for development of Peri-urban
                                            Areas     around    Islamabad   Capital
                                            Territory (ICT)

     i) Sponsor Agency                      Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock
                                            (MINFAL), Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.

     ii) Execution                          Federal Water Management Cell of MINFAL in
                                            collaboration with concerned field agencies/ NGO’s

     iii) Operation and Maintenance         Beneficiaries

3.   Time Required for completion           36 Months (June 2004-June 2007)

     I) If the Project is included in the   (a) Proposed project is in line with the objectives of
        current five years plan specify         9th Five Year Plan in sub-sector Agriculture and
        actual allocation.                      Water resources.

     II) If not included in the current     Not applicable.
         plan, how is it now proposed
         to be accommodated (inter
         sectoral     adjustment     in
         allocation or other resources
         may be indicted.

     III) If the Project is proposed to     Not applicable.
          be financed out of block
          provisions for a programme
4.   B) If the project is not in the plan   The agriculture producing areas of ICT and its
          what warrants its inclusion in    surroundings have great potential to produce fruits
          the plan.                         and vegetable for meeting the requirements of
                                            people in and around Islamabad. Major constraint is
                                            non-availability of water throughout year for
                                            irrigated agriculture. Presently agriculture depends
                                            largely on rains which is irregular and unevenly
                                            distributed. Rainfall are mainly received during
                                            monsoon period i.e. July-September, whereas,
                                            scattered rains occurred during months of December
                                            & January. Construction of weirs across small
                                          stream and mini/small dams for water storage for
                                          dry period can help recharge of groundwater aquifer
                                          beside ensuing regular supply of irrigation water
                                          during dry months. It is intended to develop and
                                          conserve water resources for sustainable agri
                                          production so that area can produce quality fruits
                                          and vegetable as well as cut flowers for meeting
                                          local requirements of Islamabad Capital Territory in
                                          addition to producing surplus for export. The main
                                          resource of irrigation water is rainfall received
                                          during monosoon seasons and subsequently flows
                                          of perennial and non-perennial streams in the areas.
                                          These resources, if tapped properly, can enhance
                                          greatly production of fruit, vegetable on regular
                                          basis. Keeping in view requirements of high density
                                          population of Islamabad through development and
                                          management of land and water resource is urgently
                                          needed. Inclusion of the project in PSDP would
                                          facilitate development of water resources for the
                                          betterment of farming community.

5.   RELATIONSHIP          OF     THE     The implementation of the project will help in
     PROJECT          WITH        THE     achieving the desired growth rate of the 9th five
     OBJECTIVES          OF       THE     years plan. The execution of the project will result
     SECTOR:                              in considerable development and management of
     Indicate the contribution of the     water resources in the areas covered. Further the
     project, quantified if possible to   control of the irrigation water losses will result in
     the targets in the 9th Five Year     increased irrigation supplies from watercourse
     Plan and the name of other           improvements and precision land leveling will
     projects (whether sanctioned or      improve water application efficiency. Besides
     under preparation which would        regular supply of water through construction of
     from part of an integrated           small water storages weirs would ensured
     programme within the sector          availability of water on sustainable basis. The
                                          project would have significant positive impact on
                                          agricultural production, which is the major objective
                                          of the 9th Five years Plan. The project will help in
                                          harnessing ground water as well as tapping streams
                                          flows for irrigation.

6.   CAPITAL      COST     OF     THE
     PROJECT.                                                                   (Rs. Million)
                                    a).   i) Govt.’s Share                          23.656
                                          ii) Foreign Exchange Component             -- _
                                              Total (i + ii)                        23.656
                                    b).      Farmers’ Contribution                   3.550
                                              (Labour cost)                               _
                                          Grand Total                               27.206

7    Annual recurring expenditure         Will be borne by the beneficiaries.
     after completion of the project.
8        Objectives     of    the     Project    The objectives of the scheme would be to enhance
         Preferably in quantitative terms
                                                 production of fruits/vegetable in surrounding of ICT
                                                 areas through:
                                                  i) Ensuring regular supply of irrigation water
                                                       through development and management of water
                                                       resources at farmers’ fields.
                                                  ii) Increase agriculture production through efficient
                                                       water use at Farm level.
                                                  iii) Conserving        water     resources     through
                                                       construction of storage sites.
                                                  iv) Development and demonstration of advanced
                                                       irrigation agronomic practices to farmers for
                                                       optimal utilization of water resources for higher
                                                       crop yields increased cropping intensity and
                                                       higher farmers’ income through use of green
                                                       tunnels for producing off season crops.
                                                  v) Introducing modern technology for water use
                                                       and application to farmers through training and
                                                       education components (Drip/trickle systems).
                                                  vi) Increasing living standard of farmers by
                                                       increased agriculture production, creating job
                                                       opportunities, provision of services and social
                                                       benefits etc.
                                                vii) Development of ground water resources through
                                                       installation of tubewells.
                                                viii) Controlling conveyance watercourse losses in
                                                       irrigation through lining of watercourses.
                                                ix) Production of off-season vegetable through
                                                       development of peri-urban areas.

                          The salient targets of the scheme are as under:

Sr        Items                                                                Unit        Target
1.        Construction of Green Tunnels                                         No.           6
2.        Construction of weirs across streams for temporary water              No.           6
          storage Sites
    3.    Watercourse lining                                                    No.           15
    4.    Micro Irrigation System/Water Lifting Devices/ Water                  No.           15
          Harvesting Center
    5.    Water Storage Tanks/Ponds                                             No.           15
    6.    Precision Land Leveling                                               Ha.           50
    7.    Installation of Tubewells                                             No.           11
    8.    Training of
           OFWM Personnel                                                      No.           25
           Farmers                                                             No.          100
           Extension Personnel                                                 No.           25


                     (ASIF MASOOD MALIK)
                       Computer Coordinator
                   Federal Water Management Cell
                      MINFAL, ISLAMABAD

                      (AKHTAR HUSSAIN)
                           Research Officer
                   Federal Water Management Cell
                      MINFAL, ISALMABAD.


                       Irrigation Agronomist
                  Federal Water Management Cell
                     MINFAL, ISLAMABAD.


                 (ABDUL KARIM CHAUDHARY)
                       Director General (WM)
                   Federal Water Management Cell
               Ministry of Food, Agriculture & Livestock

9.   Location of the project (place and   Islamabad District and its surrounding areas. Names
     administrative districts)            of Union Councils are indicated at Attachment-A.

10. Existing Facilities.                  Federal Water Management Cell in coordination
                                          with ICT had lined watercourses, established high
                                          efficiency irrigation system and constructed
                                          small/mini dams under OFWM Phase-III (World
                                          Bank assisted) and OECF Japan assisted project,
                                          which have been successfully operated by the Water
                                          Users Association. In view of benefits accrued by
                                          farmers under this project, now farmers are
                                          demanding continuation of this programme. ICT
                                          lack necessary expertise, therefore, it is proposed to
                                          provide irrigation facilities under this project under
                                          technical guidance/supervision to be provided by
                                          MINFAL (FWMC).

11. Description of the project area.      Currently, agriculture contributes over 23 percent of
                                          the national income, provides employment to about
                                          51% of the total labour force and 79% of the
                                          country’s exports are directly or indirectly based on
                                          agriculture. The importance of agriculture can not
                                          be ignored at any time since it is responsible to
                                          produce food for the inhabitants of the country.

                                          Land and water are the basic resources of
                                          agriculture. Of all the inputs for agriculture, water is
                                          the most important. Not only the maximum gains in
                                          agriculture are achieved through water but it also
                                          maximizes the gains of other inputs such as
                                          fertilizer. Pakistan is well endowed with water
                                          resources of the country.

                                          Various research studies have been conducted to
                                          study the extent of conveyance losses in the
                                          watercourses and to develop new water
                                          management techniques with a view to minimizing
                                          these losses. Results of the research studies
                                          conducted by USAID with the collaboration of
                                          WAPDA staff at MRES reveal that the conveyance
                                          losses through the watercourses range from 46 to 56

                                          WAPDA’s Master Planning and Review Division’s
                                          survey of 61 watercourses in 1977-78 showed that
these losses were 57 to 47 percent for SCARP and
non-SCARP areas, respectively. The application
losses in the field were also studies and it was found
that there is a wide variation of application
efficiencies in all irrigated areas of Pakistan.

Realizing the huge conveyance and application
losses in the irrigation system at the farm level, the
Govt. of Pakistan launched a 5 years pilot project
called On-Farm Water Management (OFWM) in the
country in 1976-77 with the assistance of USAID.
The Pilot project which basically envisaged
improvement of watercourses and precise land
leveling of fields/farms was successfully completed
in June 1981 where 1330 watercourses were
improved and 30,317 hectares of land was precisely

The total Geographical area of ICT is 59500
hectares out of which 23120 hectares are the
cultivated area. The ICT area has great crop
production potential than the other barani areas of
Punjab Province. The entire area has a network of
springs and perennial water channels like Soan,
Korang, Gumrah etc. These percenial flows are
enough to irrigate its adjacent areas if proper water
harvesting techniques are applied.

In ICT areas a number of perennial/non perennial
streams are flowing. Further construction of three
storage dams for drinking purpose have helped
recharging of good aquifer. These water resources
required to be tapped exploited for the benefit of
farmers through raising production of horticulture
crops for meeting local requirements. This would
entail construction of weirs across streams for
creating storage for uplifting irrigation water,
installation of lift irrigation system as well
installation of tubewells in rainfed areas for
supplementing the surface supplies. Promotion of
green tunnel would allow producing off season
vegetables/fruits & cut flowers thus meeting
people’s requirements throughout year.

The detail of problems to be solved with the help of
planned activities are as under:

a). Rehabilitation and lining of watercourses will
     make substantial contribution to saving the
     estimated 50% of water lost in the watercourses,
     allowing cropping intensities and cropped areas
      to increase and reducing water logging and
b).   Construction of water storage tanks harvesting
      of rain water for dry period.
c).     Precision land leveling improves water
      application efficiency thus resulting in more
      uniform cropping intensities and cropped area to
      increase and reduces water logging and salinity.
d).   The development of farm demonstration centers
      will promote improved agronomic and water
      management practices on the improved
      watercourses resulting in yield increases as well
      as cropped area and intensity increases.
e).   The development of high efficieincy irrigation
      schemes will improve the efficiency of
      conveyance and application of irrigation water,
      promoting the expansion of high value cash
f).   The development of training courses for farmers
      and farmer organization, soil & water
      management, irrigation agronomy, will be a
      vital component in the development of the
      above systems.
g).   Installation of tubewells (turbine/ submersible)
      for exploitation of ground water for irrigation
i).   Establishment of Green tunnel for production of
      off season crops.
h).    Pilot projects for rainwater harvesting/soil
      conservation will enhance the production of
      rainfed land and reverse the denudation of such

Basic aim of the project is to identify 5 to 10
numbers of suitable sites in the rural areas of ICT
where necessary, Machinery & equipment, water
storage tanks, construction of weirs across streams,
development of ground water resources including
water channel system shall be provided with the
assistance of local rural masses who will bear 20%
share in civil works (skilled + semi-skilled labour).
Water User Association in each project area will be
established    for    execution,    operation     and
maintenance of the project under the supervision of
Field Team. Criteria for selection of appropriate site
shall be devised by the experts of FWMC in
consultation with beneficiaries. Details modalities
for selection of beneficiaries, cost sharing and
supply of material for civil work are given in

                                         PROJECT COMPONETS

                                         The proposed project would include the following
                                         principal components.
                                         A. CIVIL WORK
                                            1. Watercourse renovation/construction
                                            2. Construction of Storage Tanks
                                            3. Precision land leveling
                                            4. Installation of turbine/centrifugal/submersible
                                            5. Construction of weirs/smalls storage sites
                                            6. Establishment of Pilot Project
                                            7. Construction of Green tunnels.
                                            8. Water lifting Devices/Micro irrigation system/
                                               water harvesting, demonstration center, and
                                               installation of pump etc.
                                            9. Farmers Training.
                                         Detailed descriptions are given in Table 1.

                                         B. EQUIPMENT
                                            Equipment to be procured will include:
                                            1. Construction equipment
                                            2. Equipment for field activities and;
                                            3. Equipment for training

                                         C. PROJECT MANGEMENT
                                            Most of the civil work of the project will be
                                            carried out by the Water Users Association
                                            (WUAs) in close supervision of FWMC and
                                            field agencies. To assist the WUAs, Field Team
                                            will carry out the survey work as well as
                                            organization of WUAs. The incremental staff
                                            position,    which      would    administratively
                                            supervise the project, is shown in Table 2.

                                          D. TARGETS
                                              The targets for civil works and training are
                                              spelled out as under:
S No. Items                                                          Unit      Target
  1.  Construction of Green Tunnels                                  No.          6
  2.  Construction of weirs on streams for water storage Sites       No.          6
  3.  Watercourse lining                                             No.         15
  4.  Micro Irrigation System/Water Lifting Devices/ Water           No.         15
      Harvesting Center
  5.  Water Storage Tanks/Ponds                                      No.         15
  6.  Precision Land Leveling                                        Ha.         50
  7.  Installation of Tubewells                                      No.         10
  8.  Agriculture Machinery
       Laser level set/survey set                                   No.          1
       Tractor (80-90 Hp)                                           No.          1

         Trolley                                                       No.          1
 9.     Training of
         OFWM Personnel                                                No.          25
         Farmers                                                       No.         100
         Extension Personnel                                           No.          25

12. ARRANGEMENTS FOR                      The existing setup of MINFAL would undertake
    MONITORING AND                        Monitoring and Evaluation of the Project.

13. GIVE DATE WHEN CAPITAL                November 2003

14. SUMMARY OF CAPITAL                    The Capital Cost of project has been estimated Rs.
    COST FOR ALL                          29.214 Million. The farmer will contribute in the
    COMPONNENTS COVERING                  form of skilled & semi-skilled labour costing Rs.
    THE WHOLE OF THE                      5.438 million against cost of civil work. The details
    INVESTMENT PERIOD                     of these costs are given at Table 1. Summary of the
                                          project cost is given below:

      Items                               Total Cost in
                                          Rs. Million
      1. Civil Works                              18.125
      2. Equipment                                 1.850
      3. Training                                  0.340
      4. Project Management                        2.371
      5. Physical & Price Contingencies            0.970
      Total GOP’s Share                           23.656
      Farmers’ contribution                        3.550
      Total Capital Cost                          27.206

15. BASIS OF COST ESTIMATES               Present market rates.

    i) Give a complete source of          Federal Government
      financing such as Federal
      provinces foreign/local grant
      and loan.
      ii) Provide detail of recurrent       N.A.
         expenditure on the basis of
         fixed and variable costs also
         specify the items such as
         establishment charges, interest
         payments, depreciation and
         non-salary items, maintenance
         operational arrangements of
         implementation and the agency
         responsible for recurrent cost.

      iii) Give detailed profit and loss
         statements both on cumulative      The project would have the following socio-
         and incremental basis over the     economic impact on agriculture due to availability
         life of project. Please indicate   of water for irrigation.
         the source of subsidy if any        Increase in cropping intensity. Thus improving
                                                availability of fruit & vegetable locally.
                                             Changes in cropping pattern in favour of cash
                                             Increase in crop yields and production.
                                             Reduction in time and labour for irrigation.
                                             Easier watercourses maintenance.
                                             Increase in irrigation supplies for tail-enders.
                                             Reduction in dispute and litigation amongst the
                                                farmers over water distribution.
                                             Producing off season crops on regular basis.
                                             Ensuring irrigation water availability throughout

      iv) The detail estimates of           N.A.
      financial and economic analysis
      as result of changes in basic
      assumption relating to cost,
      benefits, completion time and rate
      of interest.

17. BENEFITCIARY                            The WUAs is responsible for the operation and
    PARTICIPATION                           maintenance of the completed schemes.

18.   RISK ANALYSIS                         Realization the huge conveyance and application
                                            losses in the irrigation system at the farm level, the
                                            Govt. of Pakistan launched OFWM in the country
                                            during 1976-77 with the assistance of USAID. The
                                            project was successfully completed.

19. UNIT  COST    OF   EACH                 The unit cost of each component is appended in
    CATEGORY OF SERVICES.                   table 1.

20. COMPARATIVE UNST COST                   Not applicable

21. GIVE STATEMENT SHOWING               N.A.

22. ANNUAL     PHASING  OF               Annual phasing of physical work and financial
    PHYSICAL    WORK   AND               requirements for the project is shown in Table 1.

    a) Indicate any indirect results     --
    nor mentioned earlier, give detail
    of revenue likely to occur to

     b) Agricultural benefits of the     Implementation of the project will improve the
     project.                            living standard of the farmers.

     c) Non Agricultural Benefits of     Generate employment, services and social benefits
     the project                         for the rural masses.

     d) Environmental aspects            --

24. GIVE IMPACT OF THE                   The execution of the project will improve the
    PROJECT ON ENVIRONMENT               environment of the area with the adoption of rain
                                         water harvesting activities.

 (i) Professional and Technical               For project execution, the services of incremental
     1. Administrative                        staff in addition to staff of Federal Water
        - Executive &                         Management Cell already available would be
        - Managerial                          utilized. Operational responsibility during the
     2. Clerical                              project execution is of the department and after
     3. Services                              completion WUAs /FOs are responsible for
     4. Skilled/Unskilled                     operation. Incremental staff for execution,
     5. Others                                implementation and M&E staff detail may be
                                              seen at Table 2.
(ii) Consultants
        1. Local                              Not applicable
        2. Foreign

(b) Give list of employment to be
    generated by gender.                  Detail in Table 2.

(c) Give manpower required during
    the    first    year     of the       Detail in Table 2.
    implementation of the project.
    Give details of specific skills
    required (Scientists, lab/flied
    workers, technicians etc.)

(d) Likely shortage of manpower by
    occupation.                           Nil

(e) Steps to be taken to ensure
    availability of manpower.             Recruitment will be made as per Govt. procedure.

(f) Approximate number of persons
    required to be trained per year       100 percent will be trained locally.
    locally and aboard.

26. Civil Works
(a) Total Covered area of the building    Not Applicable
    (basic for the determine the space
    requirements     alongwith     line
    planes, number of stories etc.

(b)   If house provided, their number     -
      and categories alongwith covered
      area and lying plans.

(c)   Size of the plot on which a         -
      building/house  are to   be

      constructed viz. The % of open
      and constructed area.

(d)   Give      description   already       N.A.
      completed are under constructed
      building/houses viz. The new
      proposed construction.

(e)   Existing water supply and             N.A.
      sewerage arrangement in the area
      as well as for the present project.

(f)   Unit cost supported by items wise     N.A.
      detailed estimates of the building/

(g)   Percentage of contingencies,          N.A.
      departmental         charges    and
      escalation based on base cost.
      (To be provided from the project
      itself/public utility)
      a) Access roads
      b) Power supply
      c) Water and other utilities
      d) Education facilities by type
      e) Public health requirements
      f) Housing by type
      g) Others

27. PHYSICAL    AND   OTHER                 Funds and manpower is required for project. Further
    FACILITIES REQUIRED FOR                 a revolving fund of Rs. 50,000 for field activities
    PROJECT.                                would required for smooth execution of the project.
                                            The available project vehicles with the department
                                            would be utilized for mobilization of project

28. MARTERIAL,        SUPPLIES AND          Not Applicable
      a) Maximum total requirements for
         education to be completed only
         for major items costing more
         than 10% of the total cost).
      b) Materials, spares, supplies and
         equipment for operation project.

29. IN THE CASE OF IMPORTED                 Not Applicable.
      a) Certificate for imports.
      b) Proposed source/sources of

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