Scheme :: PARTICIPATORY IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT(PANI PANCHAYAT)

1. Introduction to the scheme

The concept of Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) has been recognized all over the world as a tool for improving irrigation management along with sustainability of the system. Irrigation systems need to be restructured to make water management efficient. However increasing demand of water in all sectors including irrigation made it imperative that the efficiency of the irrigation water management must be increased. National water Policy and State Water Policy, lay emphasis on participatory irrigation management to be adopted as an essential strategy for improving the performance of all the irrigation projects and therefore farmers should be involved progressively from the grass root level particularly in water distribution & canal maintenance. Thus the government has planned to involve farmers -users in a more systematic way, at least, at the tertiary level of the canal systems for alleviation of the management Problems.

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PIM IN ODISHA

Participatory Irrigation Management that was introduced in the state during 1995 on a pilot basis under Odisha Water Resources Consolidation Project(OWRCP) under the banner of farmers organization and turn over (FOT).Experiencing its success at large ,it was extended to all the commands of Major,Medium,Minor and lift Irrigation Projects. Subsequently ,during the year 2000,the water users association have been renamed as Pani Panchayats.From its inception, till date a lot of efforts have been given for wide acceptance of the programme.During this period massive awareness campaign, capacity building through training, workshops, interactive workshops had been conducted at regular interval for the farmers, office bearers of Pani Panchayats and officials of concerned departments.

2.     Objectives

  • To Promote and secure equitable distribution of water among its users,adequate maintenance of irrigation system,efficient and economical utilization of water to optimize agricultural production.

  • To protect the environment and to ensure ecological balance inculcating sense of ownership of the irrigation system in accordance with the water budget and the operational plan.

  • To bridge the Gap between potential created and potential utilized.

  • For prompt attention to problems and resolutions of disputes.

  • For Collective involvement in better application & management of agricultural extension services.

3.       Structure

Farmers Organisation is three tier for Medium and Minor Irrigation Projects and four-tier for Major Irrigation Projects,as indicated below:

  • WUA/Pani Panchayats at  primary level consisting of several chalk committees.

  • Distributary Committee at secondary level (Major Projects) is a federation of all WUA/Pani panchayats under the distributary.

  • A Project Committee ,at project level ,is a federation of all distributary committees for major projects.Similarly  for medium irrigation projects it is a federation of all WUA/Pani Panchayats.

Function of Pani Panchayat

  • To prepare cropping programme considering the soil and agro climatic condition with due regards to crop diversification.

  • To prepare a plan for the maintenance of irrigation system in the area of its operation at the end of the  each crop season and carry out the maintenance works with the funds of the PaniPanchayats from time to time.

  • To regulate the use of water among the various pipe outlets under its area of its operation according to the warabandi schedule of the system.

  • to promote economy in the use of water allotted.

  • to assist the Revenue and Disaster Management Department in the preparation of demand and collection of water rates except EC aided projects and L.I projects where the farmers collect water tax among themselves.

  • To resolve the disputes, if any, between the members and water users in its area of operation and to raise resources.

  • Under  World Bank assisted programme,OCTMP,Pani Panchayats have been empowered to collect water rate &retention of the same for O&M and take up the O&M of Head works including the Distributary system.

Citizen charter 

Assessment forms   Eng Oriya

Forms used

Guidelines of works for execution under NREGS

Gazette notification relating to PP

    PaniPanchayat amendment act     2014   2008   

         Grading of PP         Eng        Oriya

PP Act,2002     Oriya   English 

                                                     PP Rule 2003    Oriya English

Availability of Fund for Grant-in-Aid 2015-16

Executing organisation of the department

  • The Directorate of CAD & PIM: Odisha, Bhubaneswar , under the administrative control of the Department of Water Resources (DoWR), shall be responsible for the implementation of the Scheme. 

 

Status of Pani Panchayat 

 
Status of Pani Panchayat by 31.03.2018

Major & Medium,Minor &OLIC

Sl No. Name of the Circle/Projects  Programmed for Delineation Completed

Under P.P act & Rule 2002-03

 

Under PP Amendment act 2008 & 2014

Remarks
Handed Over P.P Formed by conducting election PP formed by conducting election Handed Over Balance Election to be conducted

No. of PPs

Area (Ha)  No. of PPs Area (Ha)  No. of PPs Area (Ha) No. of  PPs Area (Ha) No. of  PPs Area (Ha) No. of  PPs Area 

(Ha)

No. of  PPs Area (Ha)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
1 Eastern Circle-I, Cuttack 272 121316 241 115076 419 185301 272

 

110112

 

118 47926 118 25301 154 73390
2 Eastern Circle-II, Chandikhole 185 82895 185 83413 116 51910 116 22675 69 30985
3 Central  Irrigation Circle, Bhubaneswar 336 153837 336 153837 286 129840 277 125325 83 38670 83 38670 253 115167
5 Angul Irrigation Circle 69 29429 69 29465 53 21865 53 21865 48 18946 48 18946 21 10483
6 Rengali Left Canal Bank Circle, Kamakhyanagar 72 32011 72 32011 72 32011 9 3748 71 31655 71 31655 1 356
7 CCE, Anandpur Barrage Project 195 87889 195 87889 210

 

 

94235

 

 

209

 

 

93931

 

 

176 80160 176 80159 19 7729
8 CCE,Kanpur Ir. Project,Basudevpur 22 10900 22 10900 19 9800 19
9 Subranrekha Irr. Circle, Laxmiposi 14 5532 14 5532 8 3019 0 0 0 4820 0 9800 3 1100
0 2 712
10 Baripada Irrigation Circle 77 34834 77 34834 75 33888 41 20288 77 34834 77 34834 0 0
11 Southern Irrigation Circle-I, Berhmpur 239 107680 239 107625  

275

 
125784

 

220

 

99061

 

94 40402 94 40402 145 67278
12 Southern Irrigation Circle-II, Paralakhemundi 39 18541 39 18541 37 17743 37 17743 2 798
13 Western Irrigation Circle, Bhawanipatana 71 30801 71 30794 71 30801 71 30801 63 27217 63 27217 8 3584
14 Bolangir Irrigation Circle 101 47692 101 47692 93 44937 93 44937 0 0 0 0 101 47692
15 CE&BM,Indravati Kolab Basin,Khatiguda 9 4250 9 4250 9 4250 9 4250 9 4250 9 4250 0 0
16 C.C.E, Upper Kolab Irr. Project 97 44500 97 44500 94 43133 35 14806 91 38628 23 9190 6 5872
17 CCE,Upper Indravati project,Mukhiguda 267 99608 267 99608 208 74141 208 74141 164 59122 164 59122 103 40486
18 CCE, Potteru Irr. Project 203 64816 203 64816 203 64816 203 64816 47 16763 47 16763 156 48053
19 Hirakud Dam Circle, Burla 347 166622 347 166128 369 178507 163 79086 318 151924 318 151924 29 14698
20 SE,Sundergarh Irr. Circle. 26 13650 26 13650 26 13650 26 13650 0 0
Sub Total (Major & Medium) 2641 1156803 2631 1163605 2445 1066528 1863 787167 1569 688420 1489 654162 1072 468383
18 S.E.C.M.I.C 649 85136 649 85316 451

 

74513 451 74513 362 39740 362 39740 287 45396
S.E.K.B.K-I.M.I.C 279 47381 279 47381 362 68139 362 68139

 

194 35230 194 35230 85 12151
19 S.E.K.B.K-II.M.I.C 217 33618 217 33618 125 15921 125 15921 92 17697
20 S.E.N.M.I.C 414 61304 414 61304  

1070

 

183179

1070 183179 230 34179 230 34179 184 27125
S.E.S.M.I.C 1040 113511 1040 113511 749 82074 749 82074 291 31437
21 SE.,E.M.I.C 457 62757 457 62757 303 43402 303 43402 154 19355
Sub Total (Minor Irrigation) 3056 403707 3056 403707 1883 325831 1883 325831 1963 250546 1963 250546 1093 153161
22 Orissa Lift Irrigation Corporation(OLIC) 24438 536085 24438 536085 23577 519150 24303 532897 5422 108800 5422 108800 19016 427285
Grand Total 30315 2096595 30125 2090353 27905 1911509 28049 1645895 8954 1047766 8874 1013508 21181 1048829