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  project name ~ Lift Irrigation Project - Orissa Cyclone

category ~ Relief-Orissa-1999

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Lift Irrigation Project - Orissa Cyclone

  NGO

 

unnayan

  Category

 

Relief-Orissa-1999

  District

 

Orissa

  State

 

Orissa

  Budget Approved

 

$ 10500

 

  Year Approved

 

1999

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

 

Blacksburg

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

The project proposes to built lift-irrigation facilities for farmers in certain villages in Orissa as a means to enable them get-back to farming and earning and prevent another loss of crop and migration to cities.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

The project proposes to built lift-irrigation facilities for farmers in certain villages in Orissa as a means to enable them get-back to farming and earning and prevent another loss of crop and migration to cities.

 

  Goals

 

 

Salient features of a model project conceived by UNNAYAN are as follows:- 1. Community Managed: Lift irrigation infrastructure will be designed, owned and managed by the community. For this purpose, beneficiaries will be organised into a water users'' association called Pani Panchayat. This association will be involved in all stages of the project like site selection, purchase, implementation and management of the infrastructure. A 5-6 member executive body selected by Pani Panchayat will look after day to day management of the infrastructure. 2. Pump Operators Training: Two persons from the village will be chosen by Pani Panchayat for pump operators training. After receiving the training, operators will be responsible for operating the pump as and when required. They will also be able to able to take care of minor repairs in the pump. 3. Coupon system: An hourly rate of Rs 40/- will be charged from the user. For this, pre-paid printed coupons will be used to pay for water charges so that the operator can not make ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''credit sale''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''. 4. Maintenance: Minor maintenance of the irrigation infrastructure will be attended by the pump operator who will be trained in it. Further, a maintenance fund will be maintained by Pani Panchayat. Hourly rate of Rs. 40/- includes fuel cost and maintenance cost. 5. Revolving fund for agriculture: A revolving fund will be created to help the induction of more profitable cropping pattern in the village. This revolving fund will have to be returned back to Pani Panchayat after harvest of first crop. 6. Saving and Credit: Thrift activity will be started by all members of Pani Panchayat. Amount to be saved every month, interest charged on credit taken from the thrift fund and other norms of will be decided by members themselves. They will also open a bank account and subsequently the group will be linked to the bank. It will provide members with credit to be used for both farm and non farm purposes.

 
 

  


 
 
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