Lahore- ThePunjabgovernment has allocated Rs22.401 billion for fiscal year 2013-14 to revamp the irrigation system in the province, showing 108 per cent increase as compared to previous year’s allocation of Rs11.25billio for the sector.

Out of the allocated sum, Rs20.303 would be spent on ongoing schemes and Rs2.97 have been earmarked for new scheme. Nineteen schemes comprising 15 on-going and four new ones have been targeted for completion during the year by allocating 90 per cent outlay to the on-going and 10 per cent to the new schemes.