Coodu Trust India

Reaching the Unreached

TNIAMWARM Project

Assignment name:

Capacity building of Water Users Associations (WUAs) for Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) in the sub-basin(s) of Arjuna nadhi, Nichaba nadhi and Kalingalar lying in the Districts of Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli

Value of the Project :

Rs. 1,11,30,000

 

Location  of the project :

Sub-basin(s) of Arjuna nadhi, Nichaba nadhi and Kalingalar lying in the Districts of Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli

Duration of assignment (months):

30 Months

Name of Collaborative Organisation:

World Bank, PWD/WRO – Virudhunagar

Total No. of staff-months of the assignment  

 630 Staff Months

In the Sub-basin(s) of Arjuna nadhi, Nichaba nadhi and Kalingalar lying in the Districts of Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli

Address: The Executive Engineer, WRO/PWD, Upper Vaippar Basin, Rajapalayam, Virudhunagar
Start date (month/year) and Completion date (month/year):  5.11.2011 to till date

Narrative description of Project:

The Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water – Bodies Restoration and Management (TNIAMWARM) Project is being implemented by the Government of Tamil Nadu with a loan/credit from the (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)/International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of about US$ 485 million  with the objective of improving irrigation service delivery and productivity of irrigated agriculture with effective integrated water resources management in a river basin / sub-basin framework in the State. Productivity and incomes from irrigated agriculture and allied activities would require the coordinated effort of the concerned line departments namely, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Marketing etc. providing required support to and working in close co ordination with the WUAs, (DCs and PCs if required). To focus attention on the agricultural intensification, diversification, productivity improvement, introduction of improved technology, providing required agro-processing, agricultural marketing and agribusiness input.

Description of actual services provided:

This consultancy of providing capacity building of Water Users Associations (WUAs) for successful implementation of    Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM),   and to ensure with necessary ways and means for the sustainability of the outcomes, contemplated under the project.

  • “Creating awareness” about the Project and its expected outputs, salient features of the TNFMIS Act and the procedures to be adopted in its implementation.
  • “Creating awareness” among the Women members and induce them for their effective participation in various activities of WUAs is also an  important task of the Consultants.
  • “Creating awareness” among WUAs members regarding water management techniques, agro engineering technologies such as micro irrigation sprinkler, fertigation and other water harvesting techniques.
  • Specifically we  also involve, capacity building of all the members of the managing committee of the WUAs, members of the four sub-committees.

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