Through the Plans
The subjects broadly dealt with in this Division are:-(i) Major and Medium Irrigation (ii) Minor Irrigation (iii) Flood Control (iv) Command Area Development Activities in the country (v) Rural water Supply and Sanitation. The works undertaken in the Division relate to overall Planning, investment clearance of projects for inclusion in Plans and their implementation and processing of special assistance etc. proposed by Ministry of Water Resources and State Governments. Discussions with State Govts. officers concerning Plans and other activities in Irrigation, Command Area Development and Flood Control Sector, rural water supply and sanitation are held. In addition, problems like Water Legislation, water rates etc. are also attended to. Public representation and VIP references, Parliament Questions on Water Resources and Water Supply and flood control are also attended to. The details of subjects dealt within this Division are:-
Policies and Programmes, formulation of Five Year Plans, Annual Plans, Mid-term Appraisal, Review and Perspective Plan for irrigation development from major and medium schemes-both State Plan and Central Plan schemes; Inter-State Water disputes, AIBP, National Projects and Task Forces for irrigation financing.
2. Acceptance of Schemes by Planning Commission
Examination of major, medium flood control, drainage and modernization schemes on inter-state rivers and tributaries after the schemes are accepted by the Advisory Committee on Irrigation, Flood Control and Multi-purpose Projects of Ministry of Water Resources and cleared by Central Water Commission/Brahmaputra Board/Ganga Flood Control Commission in case of flood control projects.
3. Extension, Renovation and Modernization (ERM)
ERM of old irrigation systems and conjunctive use of surface and ground water in the irrigation systems. Preliminary appraisal for in-principle clearance to external assistance etc.
4. Water Legislation and Rates
Water legislation, Water Rates, Betterment levy.
5. Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM)
PIM in Major Medium and Minor Irrigation projects and formation of Water Users Association.
Ground Water Development/Ground Water exploration
Policies and programmes, examination of proposals from the States and Central Organisation for CADWM programme for funding under Five Year Plans, Annual Plan and Special Assistance Programmes (ACA, SCP and SPA etc.) etc.
2. Utilization of Irrigation Potential
Factors inhibiting irrigation growth and the remedial measures to accelerate utilization of created irrigated potential, monitoring of potential utilized through remote sensing.3. On-Farm Development
4. Infra-structural Development
Institutional funds including those from external sources, agricultural extension, roads, markets and other connected measures for optimizing agricultural production in the command areas.
World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other bilateral assistance for Major/ Multipurpose, Medium, Minor Irrigation and Command Area Development projects.
The project is included in the Central Sector Transport Plan. The responsibility for execution vests with the Ministry of Water Resources. The Plan proposals are examined for inclusion in the Five Year/Annual Plans of the Ministry.
VII. The Division also deals with Plan Schemes of the Ministry of Water Resources, Half Yearly Performance Review of the schemes and zero based Budgeting.
VIII. The Division also examines irrigation and flood control schemes for Additional Central Assistance and funding from Non Lapsable Central Pool Resources as well as other special developmental programmes.
A. Rural Water Supply and Sanitation
B. Urban Water Supply, Sanitation and Sewerage