سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶

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

تعداد صفحات: ۱۳

نویسنده(ها):

Doraiswamy – Mr. R. Doraiswamy is w

چکیده:

This paper deals on the field activity of participatory training programme (PTP)/capacity building of various stakeholders undertaken by JalaSpandana in large canal irrigation projects namely Kurnool Cuddapah Canal, Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme and Priyadharshini Jurala Project in Andhra Pradesh (AP). The objectives are to strengthen PIM, sustain WUAs, enhance water use efficiency and livelihoods, etc. JalaSpandana designed Participatory Training Programme (PTP), which build the confidence of farmers and other stake holders and produced good results in taking over the responsibility of collecting water tax/rates/charges, exploring alternates for efficient main system management, sustainable WUAs, tail end deprivation, etc. The design adopted approach to involve users and other stakeholders in the process of preparation, implementation and impact assessment of training modules. Further, the trainings were carried out in an integrated approach to Integrated Water Resources Management with unlimited time bound programmes that is easy to encompass all the complexities of the irrigation system, which again could be registered by the participants. In AP, PTP is supported by Irrigation and Command Area Development, Government of Andhra
Pradesh. PTP is extended to irrigation projects that are undergoing modernisation programme with huge expenditure. Establishing model farms and WUAs are fetching good results in developing participatory field channel and other canal structures design. The representatives who were initially discussing only on physical works started exploring alternatives for efficient water management. Establishment of dummy/informal project level committees is yet another technique adopted in PTP.