Introduction/Project Description :

The Irrigation & Command Area Development Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh implemented Andhra Pradesh Community Based Tank Management Project (APCBTMP) in 3000 minor irrigation tanks in the state which is supported World Bank.

To facilitate the project activities Aranya Agricultural Alternatives has been selected as a support organisation for facilitating and provide hand holding support for the following activities.

Strengthening community based institutions to assume responsibility for tank system improvement and management

Tank systems improvement

Agricultural livelihoods support services

Project Details :

  • Project location is in the 18 tanks in two phases in 6 Mandals-Kubeer, Bhisa, Kuntala, Lokeswram, Sarangapoor of  Nirmal town  and as NSO 13 mandals in 28 tanks in  Adilbad district
  • Duration of assignment is for 54  months as a Support Organisation  and 15 months as a Nodel Support Organisation
  • (Phase I – June 2007 to Dec 2009; Phase-2 Sept 2009to April 2011  and September 2011 to December 2013.
  • Total No. technical Staff -3 for Phase 1 & 3 for Phase 2 for a period of 54 months and 5 members for 15 months
  • The value of the contract is Rs. 16,20,000+ 1200000=2600000/-
  • The funding agency is I& CAD dept.Govt of AP

Tank Improvement Management Plan (TIMP)

  • Formation of Sub committees
  • Capacity building of WUAs (Water Users Associations)
  • Establishment of Social Audit boards
  • Formation of CIG’s(Community Irrigation Groups)
  • Documentation of Success Stories

Aranya’s Service:

  • Training and capacity building of tank stake holders
  • Facilitated process for Tank Improvement and Management plans(TIMPS)
  • Facilitated for establishment of WUA offices and updating record maintenance
  • Facilitated and coordinated convergence line departments  revenue for water tax collection and plough back proceedings, Agriculture  and fisheries for ALSS activities
  • Formation of Sub committees, CIGs and strengthening of CBOs
  • Facilitated annual action plan preparation for O&M and water indent
  • Trainings of members of WUA, TC, record maintenance, regular meetings, water tax collection, corpus development, water management, O& M plan, plantations, livelihoods interventions through CIGs
  • To prepare gender and tribal development plans by formation of women CIGs and tribal CIGs separately