SO for ADMI Project

Client: Department of Water Resource Investigation & Development

Time period: Six years from 2011

Considering its abundance of scattered small water resources, West Bengal has a very good potential for minor irrigation development. So far less than 50% of its potential has been developed and currently only few new schemes are added each year for lack of funds. Groundwater is the water source for about 62 % of the irrigated area under minor irrigation schemes. Schemes are typically small, ranging in command area from 5 ha for small water retention structures (check dams) to 4o ha for river lift irrigation schemes to 50 ha for surface flow systems and normally serve part of the agricultural area in one village.


  • Provide comprehensive training and support to Water User Associations( WUA).
  • Develop capacity within DWRID to monitor and support WUAs.
  • Involving other line agencies like agriculture, horticulture and fisheries to maximize the benefits of the water that will be made available to the benificiaries.
  • Enhance agricultural productivity by small and marginal farmers by providing adequate and dependable irrigation facilities round the year.

IBRAD has been works in the District of Bankura, Coochbihar, Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur.

District No. of WUA formed Approx. no of families covered for benefited Approx. no of persons covered for benefited
Bankura 118 5506 24000
Coochbihar 124 5966 25000
Dakshin Dinajpur 53 3126 15900
Uttar Dinajpur 47 3340 16700