Irrigation system and saffron production

Does a scheme need more than 10 years to be operational in Jammu and Kashmir , other things remaining the same, as we have reports in respect of saffron growers facing difficulties on account of irrigation problems for their crops. Since saffron production is expected to be not satisfactory fearing a marked drop therein, the saffron growers attribute the same to their parched fields since the administration is believed to have failed in making irrigation facilities functional even after a decade of the concerned scheme under National Saffron Mission which appears to have not taken off as yet.
Though recently there have been widespread rains across the UT but prior to that, scant rainfall or virtually a continuous dry spell, during the peak months of July and August did its work of damaging the crop. Thousands of saffron growers, as such, have complained of continuous fall in the production of saffron and have urged the authorities to make irrigation facilities available to reverse the trend of decline in the overall production and losses incurred by the growers. Agreed, pipes etc are laid but when water runs through them only, can things move as expected.
Since only half of the bore wells have been dug up from out of 126 proposed for the irrigation purposes under the said scheme which means nothing towards realisation of the target of 3 to 5 kgs of the prized stuff per hectare instead of the present levels of yield. It is expected that the Government takes a suitable call on the issue in right earnest.