سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶

محل انتشار: چهارمین کنفرانس آسیایی و دهمین سمینار بین المللی مدیریت مشارکتی آبیاری

تعداد صفحات: ۱۰

نویسنده(ها):

Tejawat – C.M. Tejawat, Assistant Director (Monitoring), Command Area Development, Kota (Raj.) India
Gupta – R.S. Gupta, Joint Director (Agri.), Irrigation Management & Training Institute, Kota (Raj.) India

چکیده:

Four Water Users Associations (with 1618 ha culturable command area and 575 farmers) were formed in Gudha Medium Irrigation project, Rajasthan, India. Rehabilitation of the canal system by WUAs and handing over of these canals to farmer’s organizations has resulted in 34% to 41% saving in canal running days in the year 2003-04 as compared to 1997-98. This has been mainly achieved due to management of irrigation system by Farmer’s Organizations and rehabilitation of canals. It was also found by sample cutting of various crops that the yield of Sugarcane,
Wheat, Pea (vegetable), Lentil, Gram, Mustard and fodder increased to the tune of 40.19%, 58.14%, 54.02%, 84.73%, 19.23%, 25.00% and 51.77% respectively in the year 2003-04 as compared to 1997-98 after initiation of Participatory Irrigation Management activities.
The recoveries of irrigation charges by the WUAs were as high as 93.23% for current dues and 52.23% for old dues of Alod minor. Over all recovery of four minors by WUAs was about 8% higher over recovery of remaining minors of Gudha Project during 2000-01. Similarly in the year 2001-02 the average recovery of all the four minors made by the WUAs was 30.8%. The reason of less recovery was that the farmers were not ready to deposit old dues pending since a long. The annual expenditure on operation & maintenance was 18% to 49% of the recovery made by water user associations during the year 2001-02. It shows surplus revenue with all the WUAs after the introduction of PIM.