Monitoring & Appraisal of Water Resource Projects
Monitoring Directorate, Gandhinagar & Monitoring and Appraisal Directorate, Vadodara is entrusted with monitoring works of various projects including centrally funded/assisted projects in Gujarat. . The projects are funded under various Central/State sector schemes such as Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), National Project for Repair, Renovation & Restoration (RR&R) of MI schemes/ water bodies, Extension, Renovation and Modernization (ERM), Farmers Participatory Action Research Programme (FPARP) and Command Area Development & Water Management Programme (CADWM) etc.
Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme
Central Govt, during 1997-97, launched an Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) to provide Central Loan Assistance (CLA) to major/medium irrigation projects in the country, with the objective to accelerate the implementation of those projects which were beyond resource capability of the states or were in advanced stage of completion. Since December, 2006 Central Assistance is in the form of grant.
The Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme is being implemented under the overall charge of MOWR with Central Water Commission (CWC) having been assigned the responsibility to comprehensively monitor the projects receiving CLA. Gujarat is availing Central Assistance under AIBP since 1996-97. Total 15 projects of Gujarat are benefited under this programme. Out of 15 projects, the 14 projects are already completed while Sardar Sarovar Project is ongoing.
There are eleven projects under Monitoring & Appraisal Directorate, Vadodara, namely Amravati Medium Project, Bahula Medium Project, Bhima Major Project, Chaskaman Major Project, Krishna Major Project, Kukadi Major Project, Nandur Madhumeshwar (Part-I & Part II) Major Project, Surya Major Project, Dhom Balkawadi Project, Tarali Project, Punand Project have been under the AIBP montoring. All the above projects, except Punand, Dhom Balkawadi and Tarali were completed and their completion certificate had also been issued by Project Authorities. Dhom balkawadi and Tarali Projects are now are dealt by CWC Nagpur.
Flood Management Programme
Flood Management Programme (FMP) is setup to provide central assistance to the flood prone states to take up flood control and river management works.
Under FMP, critical flood control and river management works in the entire country were covered. These works included river management, flood control, anti-erosion, drainage development, anti-sea erosion, flood proofing works besides flood prone area development programme in critical regions. It also included restoration of damaged flood control/management works.
Two projects were completed in Gujarat under FMP, one is Coastal Protection / Sea Wall from Sangam Narayan Ghat to Gayatri Mandir at Dwarka, Tal. Dwarka, Dist Jamnagar (Gujarat) and other is Anti-Sea Erosion works in Villages Dabhari, Neaskaranj & Dandi in Dist. Surat (Gujarat) Arabian Sea Beach.At present, no further FMP projects are there for monitoring / central assistance in the monitoring directorate.
Repair, Renovation & Restoration of Water Bodies/ MI Schemes directly related to Agriculture
This was a State-sector scheme in the pattern of AIBP of Ministry of Water Resources to be implemented during the remaining period of X FYP. Objective of the scheme was to restore and augment the storage capacities of water bodies and to recover and extend their lost irrigation potential. 42 MI projects (water bodies) were approved in two district Projects of Gujarat namely Sabarkantha and Banaskantha.
Farmers Participatory Action Research Programme (FPARP)
The objective of the programme was to demonstrate to the farmers in a participative approach adoption of new technologies to improve agricultural practices. One of the Universities selected was the Anand Agricultural University entrusted with demonstration in six districts viz Anand, Ahmedabad, Kheda, Vadodara, Panch mahal and Dahod.
The technologies demonstrated include:
(a) SRI (System of Rice Intensification) in Paddy
(b) Tied ridges
(c) Land Configuration
(e) Irrigation at critical growth stages
(f) Drip Irrigation
Overall 170 demonstrations in all activities were made by Anand Agricultural University with 59 in Kharif-2011 and 111 in Rabi-2011-12.