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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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In its annual report, titled 'Agricultural Indicators System: Agricultural Structure and Resources,' the PSA said total the total irrigated area in 2014 was estimated at 1.708 million hectares.
This project, costing 79 million dinars, is mainly financed by the World Bank (WB) Chafik Ben Salah, head of the division of irrigated areas exploitation in Beja told TAP in a statement, on Tuesday on the sidelines of an awareness day on this project held at the North West Development Office, in Beja.
9 million hectares with only 1.2 million hectares effectively irrigated where farmers could harvest twice a year.
10.1 billion was initiated and under this project 91 kilometers land will be irrigated through Canals from Terbela Dam.
Naseerabad is the canal irrigated region and backbone of food production in Balochistan.
He highlighted that vegetables irrigated with chemicals and untreated wastewater were the main cause of hepatitis and other diseases among consumers.
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, he was of the view.
He was briefed that Gomal Zam Dam is a multi-purpose project with the objective to ensure availability of water for irrigated agriculture, control flood and provide low-cost hydel electricity.
. Newly planted saplings should be irrigated every second day so that plants remain protected from negative impact of hot weather.
Herein, assessment of wastewater irrigated rice crop (selected rice cultivars such as, Shandar, Shua-92 and Sarshar) irrigated water and cultivating soil samples of Tandojam, Hyderabad city and its vicinity were selected for analysis.
Department of Agriculture data showed that of the 3.9 million hectares of rice farms nationwide, only 1.2 million hectares are irrigated.