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Vidarbha Intensive Irrigation Development Programme- 2012 (VIIDP)

Objectives:

  1. To increase productivity of rainfed cotton farming in Vidarbha region through rainwater harvesting, intensive irrigation and better crop management;
  2. To bring maximum cotton growing area under protective irrigation and better soil moisture regime through in-situ and ex-situ conservation measures;
  3. To augment/ restore/renovate existing minor/ small scale irrigation resources through provision of water lifting devices for filling of storage; and
  4. To enhance water use efficiency through application of drip/sprinkle irrigations.

Coverage of the Programme:

  1. Districts and Blocks: This programme will be implemented in all 11 districts in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra namely Buldhana, Akola, Washim, Amravati, Yavatmal, Wardha, Nagpur, Chandrapur, Gondia, Gadchiroli and Bhandara A Cluster based approach comprising an area of about 1000 ha, preferably in cotton cultivation, in each cluster would be adopted for planning and implementation of this programme.
  2. Inclusiveness for catering to the weaker sections of the society: In order to cater to the weaker sections of the society, priority may be given to small and marginal farmers and/or SHG, Cooperatives formed by ‘small and marginal farmers’, Cooperatives of weaker sections of the society and women. Similarly, special emphasis would be accorded for adopting ‘gender friendly’ equipments/technologies/practices.

Components and Pattern of Assistance:

Sl. No. Name of the Intervention/ Components Pattern of Assistance (Per unit of Interventions) Beneficiaries
1.         Incentives for adoption of in situ Soil Moisture Conservation measures through Broad Bed with Furrows (BBF) and opening of dead Furrows

 

Upto Rs. 1000/- per ha Individual Farmer/Farmer Group/Cooperative etc
2.         Graded Bunding (GB) Upto Rs. 7500/-per ha Common Pool Resource

 

3.         Construction of Farm Pond including optional provision for plastic lining/plastic cover

(Size: 1-2 TMC, Area coverage for protective irrigation: 1-2 ha)

 

Upto Rs. 60,000/- per unit. Additional upto 33% of cost for plastic lining/plastic cover of ponds wherever essential. Individual Farmer/Farmer Group/Cooperative etc
4.         Construction of Check Dam/Cement Bhandara (Command Area: 4-5 ha)

 

Upto Rs. 6,00,000/- per unit Common Pool Resource
5.         De-siltation and Deepening of Nala Bed in existing Check dams including optional provision for cement lining/cement bund ( about 2 m depth X upto 500m length)

 

Upto Rs. 5, 00,000/- per unit Common Pool Resource
6.         Provision of Drip Irrigation System (Drip Irrigation) (upto 2ha area coverage) 50% of the total cost subject to a limit Rs 38,000/- per ha OR 75% of the total cost subject to a limit of Rs. 57,000/- per ha for Small and Marginal Farmers.

 

Individual Farmer/Farmer Group/Cooperative etc.
7.         Provision of Sprinkler Irrigation System (upto 2ha coverage) 50% of the total cost subject to a limit Rs. 15,000/- per ha OR 75% of the total cost subject to a limit of Rs. 22,000/- per ha for Small and Marginal Farmers.

 

Individual Farmer/Farmer Group/Cooperative etc.
8.         Provision of Water Lifting Devices (Diesel/Electric Pump Set) and delivery pipelines 50% of the total cost subject to a limit Rs. 18,000/- OR 75% of the total cost subject to a limit of Rs. 27,000/- for Small and Marginal Farmers.

 

Individual Farmer/Farmer Group/Cooperative etc.
9.         Restoration of Irrigation Potential Upto Rs. 70,000/- per ha of irrigation potential restored.

 

Common Pool Resource
10.     Provision of Lift Irrigation Systems for filling existing farm ponds

 

Upto Rs. 15,00,000/- per unit Common Pool Resource
11.     Construction of new Farm Pond along with Lift irrigation system (Command Area: 20 -30 ha)

 

Upto Rs. 65,00,000/- per unit Common Pool Resource
12.     Provision of Stream impounding of existing KT Weirs

 

Upto Rs. 5,00,000/- per unit Common Pool Resource
13.     (a)    Creation of irrigation potential through New Minor Irrigation (MI) Scheme upto 250 ha command area

 

Rs. 3, 00,000/- per ha of irrigation potential created Common Pool Resource
(b)   Creation of irrigation potential through Ongoing Minor Irrigation (MI) Scheme upto 250 ha command area

 

Rs. 2, 50,000/- per ha of irrigation potential created
14.     Formation of Water Users Associations (WUA)/Farmers Groups (FG)

 

Rs. 2 lakhs per WUA/FG  

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