Rules & Regulations
Irrigation Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a government organization with a mandate to plan, develop, manage, operate and maintain different modes of environmentally and socially acceptable Irrigation and Drainage Systems in the province. The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is endowed with hydraulic civilization, natured by rich irrigation heritage. The Irrigation Department is committed to provide ensured and adequate water for irrigated agriculture for which it resorts to both development of new irrigation (flow/lift) schemes and conservation of flood water through small dams to meet province’s requirements for food & fiber. Its ultimate aim is to provide year round irrigation water/facilities and increase the irrigable area of the province through implementation of new scheme and improvement in the existing infrastructure for optimal utilization of our available water resources. In the prevailing scenario, when we are confronted with, uncertain precipitation, Global Warming, Environmental Degradation, population eruption, rapid urbanization of our irrigated lands, depletion in land fertility due to twin menace of salinity and water logging, concerted national efforts are needed by all the stake holders to put the province on the course of sustainable development, prosperity and self reliance. I am confident that the Irrigation Department will tackle all the challenges confronted with it, in a scientific way for judicial, prudent and optimal utilization of our available resources.
The Irrigation Department is headed by Secretary, Irrigation who is assisted at Secretariat level by Additional Secretary, Deputy Secretary (Tech) and PMC. In all technical matters the Secretary is assisted by the Planning & Monitoring Cell. Which prepares the draft proposals for Annual Development Program and Public Sector Development Plan. The PMC prepares plans, liaison with Federal Government and Donors Agencies regarding new schemes and also monitor progress of implementation of the existing portfolios. Execution of the water sector schemes and their operation are carried out by attached departments. There are three attached department of Irrigation Department headed by their respective Chief Engineers.
The attached departments are elaborated as under: