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Functions of farmers’ organisations at different

1. Water Users’ Association 3. Project Committee: 2. Distributary Committee:

Functions of farmers’ organisations at different

 

1. Water Users’ Association


The      Water   Users‘   Associationthefollowingfunctionsnamely:shall   perform

 

(a)to prepare and implement a warabandi schedule for each irrigation season, consistent with the operational plan, based upon the entitlement, area, soil and cropping pattern as approved by the distributary committee, or as the case may be, the project committee;

 

(b)to prepare a plan for the maintenance of irrigation system in the area of its operation at the end of each crop season and carry out the maintenance works of both distributary system and minor and field drains in its area of operation with the funds of the association from time to time;

 

(c) to regulate the use of water among the various pipe outlets under its area of operation according to the warabandi schedule of the system;

 

(d)             To promote economy in the use of water allocated;

 

(e) To assist the revenue department in the preparation of demand and collection of water rates;

 

(f) To maintain a register of landholders as published by the revenue department;

(g)To prepare and maintain a register of coopted members;

(h)             To prepare and maintain an inventory of the irrigation system within the area of operation;

(i) To monitor flow of water for irrigation;

 

(j) To resolve the disputes, if any, between the members and water users in its area of operation;

 

(k)             To raise resources;

 

(l) To maintain accounts;

(m)To cause annual audit of its accounts;

(n)             To assist in the conduct of elections to the managing committee;

 

(o)             To maintain other records as may be prescribed;

(p)             To abide by the decisions of the distributory and project committees;

(q)             To conduct general body meetings as may be prescribed;

 

(r)To encourage avenue plantation on canal bunds and tank bunds by leasing such bunds;

 

(s)To conduct regular water budgeting and also to conduct periodical social audit, as may be prescribed;

 

(t) To encourage modernization of agriculture in its area of operation; and

 

(u)To maintain the feeder channels of minor irrigation tanks by the respective water users associations, in the manner prescribed;


2. Distributary Committee:

 

The distributary committee shall perform the following functions namely:

 

(a)To prepare an operational plan based on its entitlement, area, soil, cropping pattern at the beginning of each irrigation season, consistent with the operational plan prepared by the project committee;

 

(b)To prepare a plan for the maintenance of both distributaries and medium drains within its area of operation at the end of each crop seasons and execute the maintenance works with the funds of the committee from time to time.

 

(c) To regulate the use of water among the various water users associations under its area of operation;

 

(d)             To resolve disputes, if any, between the water users associations in its area of operation;

 

(e) To maintain a register of water users associations in its area of operation;

(f) Maintain an inventory of the irrigation system in the area of its operation, including drains;

(g)To promote economy in the use of water allocated;

 

(h)             To maintain accounts;

(i) To cause annual audit;

 

(j) To maintain other records as may be prescribed;

(k)             To monitor the flow of water for irrigation;

(l) To conduct general body meetings as may be prescribed;

(m)To abide by the decisions of the project committee;

(n)             To cause regular water budgeting and also the periodical social audit as may be prescribed;

 

(o)             To assist in the conduct of elections to the managing committee;

(p)             To encourage avenue plantations in its area of operation; and

(q)             To encourage modernisation of agriculture in its area of operation.

 

3. Project Committee:

The project committee shall perform the following functions namely:

 

(a)To approve an operational plan based on its entitlement, area, soil, cropping pattern as prepared by the competent authority in respect of the entire project area at the beginning of each irrigation season;

 

(b)To approve a plan for the maintenance of irrigation system including the major drains within its area of operation at the end of each crop season and execute the maintenance work with the funds of the committee from time to time;

 

(c) To maintain a list of the distributory committe operation;

 

(d)             To maintain an inventory of the distributary and drainage systems in its area of operation;

(e) To resolve disputes if any, between the distributory committees;

 

(f) To promote economy in the use of water;

 

(g)To maintain accounts;

 

(h)             To cause annual audit of its accounts;

(i) To maintain other records as may be prescribed;

(j) To conduct general body meetings as may be prescribed;

 

(k)             To cause regular water budgeting and also the periodical social audit as may be prescribed;

(l) To encourage avenue plantation in its area of operation; and (m) To encourage modernization of agriculture in its area of operation.


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