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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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Sustainable water management is a priority for Balochistan and the World Bank is strongly committed to working with its government to develop this critical resource for the people of the province.It is pertinent to mention here that the overall WB has 40 projects with a commitment of $7.42 billion including investments of over $3 billion in water management, hydropower, and irrigated agriculture.
The main project beneficiaries will be small-holding farmers (up to 12.3 acres) and medium holding farmers (12.35 to 49.4 acres) engaged in irrigated agriculture. Approximately, 42,800 farm households will benefit from the project's interventions.
Since its completion in 2013, Gomal Zam Dam has been playing a key role in poverty alleviation through development of irrigated agriculture in the area.
ISLAMABAD:Punjab Special Secretary Agriculture Marketing Ehsaan Bhutta has said that prosperity of farmers is being ensured under the "Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project".
During his visit, the chairman said that the dam is a project of immense importance as it will store 1.2 million acre feet (MAF) of water for irrigated agriculture. 'It will also help in mitigating floods in Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera and generate 800 megawatts (MW) of green and clean energy,' he said.
Geoflux consultants who conducted a study on the strategic Environmental Impact Assessment for Boteti Horticulture in May 2018 have revealed that it would be risky to undertake irrigated agriculture due to unreliability of water supply from Boteti River.
Summary: The World Bank has announced a USD 140 million (nearly 357.94 million dinars) project to support the Tunisian government's focus on irrigated agriculture as a means of managing scarce water
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