West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project

About the Project
Project Objective-To increase the agriculture production of 1,00,000 farmers particularly small marginal farmers in the rainfed single cropped areas of West Bengal by providing assured irrigation facilities in 75000 ha area.

Implemented By
Water Resources Investigation & Development Department (WRIDD),Government of West Bengal

Districts|Blocks|Villages Covered
20 | 206 | 1598

Project Cost (US$)
205 million (World Bank 155 million,State Share 50 million)

Supported by
World Bank

Project Duration
Jan'12-Dec'19 to Jan'20-Dec'21 Continued with the State Fund

GIS Initiatives
Inhouse GIS used for planning, implementation and impact assessment.

Fishery as Emerging Enterprise
Introduced and tested various models for fishery practices in different agro-climatic regions.

Plantation Program and Women Involvements
Mix fruit plantation with intercrops in private wasteland implemented through WUAs.

Value Addition
IoT(Internet of Things), ethical community engagement and protecting endangered species.