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IRRIGATION. The act of wetting or moistening the ground by artificial means.
     2. The owner of land over which there is a current stream, is, as such, the proprietor of the current. 4 Mason's R. 400. It seems the riparian proprietor may avail himself of the river for irrigation, provided the river be not thereby materially lessened, and the water absorbed be imperceptible or trifling. Ang. W. C. 34; and vide 1 Root's R. 535; 8 Greenl. R. 266; 2 Conn. R. 584; 2 Swift's Syst. 87; 7 Mass. R. 136; 13 Mass. R. 420; 1 Swift's Dig. 111; 5 Pick. R. 175; 9 Pick. 59; 6 Bing. R. 379; 5 Esp. R. 56; 2 Conn. R. 584; Ham. N. P. 199; 2 Chit. Bl. Com. 403, n. 7; 22 Vin. Ab. 525; 1 Vin. Ab. 657; Bac. Ab. Action on the case, F. The French law coincides with our own. 1 Lois des Batimens, sect. 1, art. 3, page 21.

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LAHORE -- Provincial Minister for Irrigation Mian Yawar Zaman has said that on the special instruction of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, the government of Punjab is commencing a new project namely Pothohar Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project (PCIAP) in the Pothohar Plateau with the purpose to improve new irrigation and water management system, which in turn will enhance agriculture productivity in the region.
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If there is a failure or intermittent monsoon, then also the irrigation strategy is of critical importance, as monsoon failure can result in loss of crops in rain-fed agriculture, but this may not be the case with irrigated agriculture," he added.