WBADMIP (West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project)

ABSK has been implementing West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation with the support of World Bank. The project aims to bring sustainable developments and management of surface and ground water resources to increase agricultural productivity and rural employment generation by developing different minor irrigation structures. This project is implementing in single Cropping areas of total 18 districts, West Bengal with the priority to tribal and backward villages. ABSK is looking after of 5 districts Nadia, Birbhum, Murshidabad, Malda, Burdwan districts under supervision of Water Resources Investigation and Development department of West Bengal. The initiatives has been taken through strengthening community based organization i.e. Water Users Association (WUA) on irrigation management operation and maintenance, Development of minor irrigation schemes, support to agricultural development-including provisions of agricultural services and creating income generation opportunities for the marginalized farmers.

The project development objective is to enhance agricultural production of small and marginal farmers in the project area. This would be achieved through Strengthening community-based institutions i.e. Water User Association (WUA) on irrigation management, operation and maintenance, Construction and development of minor irrigation schemes (surface & ground water). Support to agricultural development, including provision of agricultural services, encouraging crop diversification and use of new technologies, and creating income generating opportunities.