Water Resources Investigation and Development Department, Government of West Bengal, has started the project called ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT OF MINOR IRRIGATION (ADMI) IN WESTBENGAL, in the day 19th March 2012. This is an external aided project with funding assistance from International Development Association (the World Bank). The objective of the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project is to enhance agricultural production of small and marginal farmers in the project area. There are three components to the project. The first component is strengthening community-based institutions...
The project development objective is to enhance agricultural production of small and marginal farmers in the project area. This would be achieved through Strengthening community-based institutions i.e. Water User Association (WUA) on irrigation management, operation and maintenance, Construction and development of minor irrigation schemes (surface & ground water). Support to agricultural development, including provision of agricultural services, encouraging crop diversification and use of new technologies, and creating income generating opportunities.
Total 4660 numbers of MI structures has been estimated to be taken up for creation of additional 1.39 Lac ha of cultivable Command Area (CCA) with an estimated cost of Rs.1380.00 Crores.
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