LAHORE: The Punjab government has started projects worth Rs2.25 billion to promote a modern system of irrigation and technology suitable for weather conditions, said Provincial Agriculture Minister Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha on Saturday.

He said that ongoing projects include drip/sprinkler irrigation system, for which the government was providing 60% subsidy, installation of a tunnel on which 50% subsidy was being provided, while 80% subsidy was being given for running drip irrigation system on a solar system.

Bhabha said that from FY2016-17 till now, the drip irrigation system had been installed on more than 11,000 acres of land; tunnel farming on more than 350 acres of land, while on an area of more than 1,500 acres, drip/sprinkler irrigation system with the solar system had been installed.