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Water Management Programme for farmers in Tamil Nadu

Objectives of the study:

  • To bridge the gap between the irrigation potential created and utilized
  •  To improve the water use efficiency in canal irrigated areas
  •  To ensure equity distribution of irrigation water from head reach to tail end
  •  To ensure Participatory Irrigation Management
  •  To reduce the wastage of water
  •  To adopt best possible cropping pattern.

Work conducted under the scheme:

  • Construction of field channels
  • Construction of Field drains
  • Rotational Water Supply Works
  • Correction of System Deficiencies
  • Formation of Farmers’ Associations at sluice level, farmers’ council at distributory level and farmers’ federation at project level.

Benefits provided under the scheme:

  • Field Channel works @  15000/- per ha. are executed with 50% contribution from Government of India, 40% contribution from State & 10% from beneficiary farmers.
  • Field drain works @  4000/- per ha. are executed with equal contribution (50:50) from Central and State Governments.
  •  Rotational Water Supply works @  300/- per ha. are executed from 100% State Fund
  • Correction of System Deficiency works @ 6000/- per ha. are executed with equal contribution (50:50) from Central and State Governments.
  •  Financial assistance is provided in the form of one time functional grant to registered farmers councils at ` 1000/- per ha. (State Government share of ` 450/- Central Government share of  450/- and Farmers council share of 100/- ).

Who are eligible ?

All the farmers whose lands are covered in the selected Command Area.

Source: www.tn.gov.in

 

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