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Water Management of Minor Irrigation Schemes  
 

 

The objectives of PIM can thus be summarized as follows:-

1.      To inculcate the sense of ownership and responsibility among the farmers.

2.      To resolve differences or conflicts regarding implementation, water distribution, operation and maintenance or any other related issue.

3.      To improve the service through better operation and maintenance.

4.      To achieve optimum utilization of available resources through improved systems of water delivery, matching to the greatest extent possible the needs of crops.

5.       To achieve equity in water distribution.

6.      To make optimum use of natural precipitation as ground water in conjunction with flow irrigation.

7.      To increase production per unit of water or per unit of land as the case may be.

8.      To help the farmers to have a greater choice of crop sequences and timing, period and frequency of water supply, depending on soils, climate and other infrastructure facilities available in the area such as transport of produce, marketing of produce, etc. such as to maximize the income and returns.

9.      To develop professional relationship between the irrigation officers/staff with farmers.

10.   To promote economy in the use of water.

11.   To mobilize local resources in cash or kind or in terms of labour towards meeting the operation and maintenance (O&M) charges.

12. To branch out into activities other than the distribution of   water for the purpose of raising resources so long as   they are in consistence with the basic responsibilities of  the Water Users’ Associations (WUA’s) for example to assist farmers in a tie up with agro industries etc.

Water Users Associations (WUAs)

In the state of Meghalaya, the maintenance of completed Minor Irrigation(MI) schemes is being looked after by the Irrigation Department. The need for Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) is being felt now, but the progress towards the implementation of the PIM is still in the infant stage. As the system is yet to be fully evolved, the achievement so far made in this respect is only to the extent of formation and registration of WUAs in the completed project areas.

At present, the formation of WUAs of MI projects is in progress and in most of the project areas, the WUAs have been formed and duly registered under the Society Act. The Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the WUAs and the Department for handing over the operation, maintenance and management of MIPs to the WUAs has been submitted to the Government and the Cabinet’s Approval in this regard is being awaited. Regarding the realization of water rates, being a policy matter, the Government’s approval in this regard is needed. 

LIST OF REGISTERED WATER USERS/FARMERS ASSOCIATION OF NEWLY PROPOSED SCHEMES

SlNo

Name of Water Users Association

Year of Registration  

Name of Irrigation Project

1

2

3

4

(A)

East Khasi Hills District

 

 

1

Water User/Farmers Association of Mawpran F.I.P Mawpran, Pynursla Block.

2000

Mawpran F.I.P

2

Water User Association Lyngkien Irrigation Project P.O.Nonglyer

2000

Lyngkien F.I.P

3

Water User/Farmers Association Ummir F.I.P, Mawpdang P.O.Tynring.

2000

Ummir F.I.P

4

Farmers Association of Raid Nongklieng Irrigation Project Myllat P.O.Pynursla

2000

Raid Nongkhliang F.I.P

5

Water User/Farmers Association Mawkhap Irrigaion Project Mawkhap B.P.O. Lynglyngkot.

2000

Mawkhap F.I.P

6

Water User/Farmers Association Irrigation Project Nongsdes P.O.Pynrusla

2001

Nongsder F.I.P

7

Water User/Farmers Association Jatyngkain Irrigation Project.

2001

Jatyngkain F.I.P

8

Water User/Farmers Association flow Irrigation Project Khwad.

2001

Khwad F.I.P

9

Water User/Farmers Association Madan Lakaro Flow Irrigation Project P.O.Mawryngkneng.

2001

Madan Lakaro F.I.P

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LIST OF REGISTERED WATER USERS/FARMERS ASSOCIATION OF COMPLETED / ON-GOING SCHEMES

SlNo

Name of Water Users Association

Year of Registration

Name of Irrigation Project

1

2

3

4

(A)

East Khasi Hills District

 

 

1

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Madan Nongthrad , P.O.Kharang.

2000

Madan Nongthrad F.I.P

2

Water Users' Association of Lyngkhoi, P.O.Lyngkhoi

2000

Lyngkhoi F.I.P

3

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Umsawrang Irrigation Project.

2000

Umsawrang F.I.P

4

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Tyrsad Irrigation Project under Mawphlang C&RD Block, B.P.O Lyngiong

2000

Tyrsad F.I.P

5

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Kyrdoh under Mynsynram C&RD Block

2000

Kyrdoh F.I.P

6

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Lapalang Pungkhetri F.I.P.

2000

Lapalang Pungkhetri F.I.P

7

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Sohiong F.I.P.

2000

Sohiong F.I.P

8

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Lapalang Wahthli Irrigation Project, P.O.Pomshutia.

2000

Lapalang Wahthli F.I.P

9

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Nongur Weilyngkut and Dira Irrigation Project.

2000

Weilyngkut F.I.P

10

Water Users'/Farmers' Association Flow Irrigation Project, Krang Umsier.

2000

Krang Umsier F.I.P

11

Water Users'/Farmers' Association Wahkdiat Flow Irrigation Project, Wahkdiat, P.O.Dawki.

2000

Wah Kdait F.I.P

12

Water Users' Association of Khawang Flow Irrigation Project, Khawang under Mawphlang Block.

2000

Khawang F.I.P

13

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Nongtyngur Irrigation Project, Nongtyngur, P.O.Dawki.

2000

Nongtyngur F.I.P

14

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Madan Mawser Flow Irrigation Project Madan Wahser under Mawphlang Block.

2000

Madan Mawser F.I.P

15

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Umsi Flow Irrigation Project, Umsi under Mawryngkneng Block.

2000

Umsi F.I.P

16

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Umlew Flow Irrigation Project, Mawsiat Khnam, P.O.Mawlait.

2000

Umlew F.I.P

17

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Lyting Lyngdoh Flow Irrigation Project, Lyting Lyngdoh under Pynursla Block.

2000

Lyting Lyngdoh F.I.

18

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Pyndenglitha F.I.P., B.P.O Nongspung.

2000

Pyndenglitha F.I.P

19

Water Users'/Farmers' Association,  Madan Wahlang F.I.P

2000

Madan Wahlang F.I.P

20

Water Users' Association of Mawthuwan Flow Irrigation Project.

2000

Mawthuwan F.I.P

21

Water Users'/Farmers' Association, Sarngam Flow Irrigation Project, P.O. Mawkynrew Block.

2000

Sarngam F.I.P

22

Water Users'/Farmers' Association, Madan Jynru Flow Irrigation Project, Diengpasoh.

2000

Madan Jynru F.I.P

23

Water Users'/Farmers' Association of Thangbnai Flow Irrigation Project, B.P.O. Mawkynrew Block.

2000

Thangbnai F.I.P

24

Water Users'/Farmers' Association  of Umrynjah Madan Mawkhar FIP,  Myllem Block.

2000

Umrynjah Madan Mawkhar F.I.P

 

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