Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology was addressing the participants at the launching ceremony of the Australian Water Program under the Sustainable Development Initiative Program (SDIP).
Water management and productivity is a simple integrated approach by building strong linkages among farmers, academia, research and policy makers. The efforts of PCRWR are appreciable in this regard that they are starting a mobile message service “Irrigation Advisory Messaging” to contact and guide 7000 farmers across the country regarding irrigation water management. The Federal Minister was sharing the achievements of the focal organization PCRWR in Pakistan who will look after this water management program in collaboration with Australia.
Government of Pakistan has invested heavily for the provision of subsidies on improving agriculture, renewable energy options and high efficiency irrigation systems at farm level.
Rana Tanveer Hussain also appreciated the Australian Government for their support of water program for Pakistan as part of collaboration between the two countries and looking forward for many more initiatives by the Australian Government for the benefit of our people.
Among the dignitaries, Ms. Margarete Adamson, Australian High Commissioner, representatives from AUS-AID program Pakistan, Chairman PARC, Director General PCRWR attended the ceremony.