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Elections of farmer organisations to be held this month




  • The election of Farmer Organisations in Lower Chenab Canal (West) Circle as well as Chairmen of Lower Chenab Canal (East) and Bahawalnagar Area Water Boards (AWB) will be held during the month of October under the aegis of Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA). 

    This was stated by Managing Director PIDA Khalid Masood Chaudhry while presiding over the 9th joint monitoring meeting of Punjab Irrigation System Improvement Project (PISIP) in the committee room of Irrigation Department. 

    GM (TM) PIDA Chaudhry Bashir Zahid, GM (Operation) Khalid Hanif Bhatti, GM (finance) Malik M Saleem, AS (tech) Khalid Qureshi, Deputy GM Afzal Anjum Toor, AWB Chief Executives and representatives of Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) were also present on the occasion. 

    While addressing the participants of the meeting, MD-PIDA said that the FOs should be provided necessary official record, attachment of staff and technical trainings so that they could be able to perform their functions efficiently. He said that the above-mentioned tasks should be completed on priority basis. The meeting also reviewed the progress of under construction buildings of the Area Water Board offices at Bahawalnagar and Faisalabad. 

    The JICA delegation’s head Susumu Uciumi recommended that the FOs should be provided on the job trainings so that they could efficiently perform their functions. The meeting expressed its satisfaction over the standard of training manuals prepared by the JICA for FOs’ capacity building. 

    The JICA team urged that separate trainings for general bodies and the management committees of FOs should be conducted without delay. 

    He directed to ensure the maximum attendance of the staff of Irrigation Department during the orientation workshops which would be exclusively organised for them in the areas of Bahawalnagar and DG Khan. 

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