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...
Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project, West Bengal, WBADMI
Department of Water Resources Investigation & Development (DWRID)
Government of West Bengal
Funded by The World Bank
West Bengal Scenario
The project development objective is to enhance agricultural production of small and marginal farmers in the project area. This would be achieved through accelerated development of minor irrigation schemes, strengthening community-based irrigation management, operation and maintenance, and support to agricultural development, including provision of agricultural services, encouraging crop diversification and use of new technologies, and creating income generating opportunities.
Key performance indicators, including relevant IDA core ones, will include:
To enhance agricultural production of small and marginal farmers in the project area of approx. 1,39,000 Ha benefitting 166,000 farm families in 18 districts.
Project Budget = INR
[USD 300 million (IDA =125, IBRD 125 and 50 GoWB)]
Duration = 6 years (Oct 4, 2011- Dec 31, 2017)
CCA under Minor Irrigation
|Sl. No.||Census Year||CCA|
|1||1987-88 (1st MI census)||1,681,046 ha|
|2||1993-94 (2nd MI census)||1,928,275 ha|
|3||2000-01 (3rd MI census)||20,958,490 ha.|
|4||2006-07 (4th MI census)||Report under validation stage|