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 31.05.2016

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

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, Cuttack 426 191231 426 191231 402 179043 255 103572 47 19635 47 19635 379 171596
2 Central  Irrigation Circle, Bhubaneswar 334 155472 334 155050 286 129414 277 124898 90 41604 90 41604 244 113868
3 Drainage, Cuttack 31 11960 21 7258 17 6540 17 6540 17 6540 17 6540 14 5420
4 Angul Irrigation Circle 69 29465 69 29465 53 21865 53 21865 48 18946 48 18946 21 10519
5 Rengali Canal Circle, Kamakhyanagar 49 21820 49 21820 49 21811 9 3748 45 18921 45 18921 4 2899
6 Sukinda Canal Circle,Sukinda 23 10193 23 10193 23 10193 0 0 23 10193 23 10193 0 0
7 CCE, Anandpur Barrage Project 195 87889 195 87889 210 94235

 

209

 

93931

 

176 80159 176 80159 19 7730
8 S.E,Kanpur Ir. circle 22 10900 22 10900 19 9800 19 9800 3 1100
8 Subranrekha Irr. Circle, Laxmiposi 14 5532 14 5532 8 3019 0 0 12 4820 0 0 2 712
9 Baripada Irrigation Circle 77 34834 77 34834 75 33888 41 20288 77 34834 77 34834 0 0
10 Southern Irrigation Circle, Berhmpur 328 150870 328 150870 328 150870 270 123254 164 75435 164 75435 164 75435
11 Western Irrigation Circle, Bhawanipatana 80 35051 80 35051 80 35051 80 35051 73 31731 73 31731 7 3320
12 C.C.E, Upper Kolab Irr. Project 97 44500 97 44500 94 43133 35 14806 0 0 0 0 97 44500
13 U.I.Right Canal Circle, Mukhiguda 267 99608 267 99608 208 74141 208 74141 143 53675 143 53675 124 45933
14 CCE, Potteru Irr. Project 203 64816 203 64816 203 64816 203 64816 47 16763 47 16763 156 48053
15 Hirakud Dam Circle, Burla 373 179825 373 179801 369 178073 163 78476 316 155592 316 155592 57 24233
16  Bolangir Irrigation Circle 44 21096 44 21096 43 20916 43 20916 0 0 0 0 44 21096
Sub Total (Major & Medium) 2632 1155062 2622 1149913 2448 1067008 1863 786302 1297 578648 1285 573828 1335 576414
17 S.E.C.M.I.C 555 79415 451 74513 451

 

74513 451 74513 297 37036 297 37036 258 42379
S.E.K.B.K-I.M.I.C 285 49391 198 35726 362 68139 362 68139

 

198 35726 198 35726 87 13665
18 S.E.K.B.K-II.M.I.C 229 39035 218 35424 147 25063 147 25063 82 13972
19 S.E.N.M.I.C 381 61106 304 43791  

1070

 

183179

1070 183179 253 37816 253 37816 128 23290
S.E.S.M.I.C 1129 119519 815 92981 832 87937 832 87937 297 31582
20 SE.,E.M.I.C 435 61496 412 57291 356 52201 356 52201 79 9295
Sub Total (Minor Irrigation) 3014 409962 2398 339726 1883 325831 1883 325831 2083 275779 2083 275779 931 134183
21 Orissa Lift Irrigation Corporation(OLIC) 19805 439359 19805 439359 19136 425266 19627 435806 4645 90953 4645 90953 15160 348406
Grand Total 25451 2004383 24825 1928998 23467 1818105 23373 1547939 8025 945380 8013 940560 17426 1059003