Accelerated Development of
Minor Irrigation ( ADMI )

Project : Support Organisation service for West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (WBADMIP)
Project Area : Purulia, Jalpaiguri & Darjeeling District of West Bengal
Client : World Bank through Water Resources Investigation and Development Department (WRIDD), Govt. of West Bengal
Project Duration : June 2012 to December 2017

The West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor   Irrigation   Project (WBADMIP) of the DWRID focuses on
(i) strengthening community-based institutions to assume responsibilities for the management of minor irrigation schemes created under the project;
(ii) development of surface and ground water based irrigation systems in 18 of the 19 districts of West Bengal and
(iii) agricultural development by providing improved support services to farmers.
The project with proposed duration of five years is expected to add more than 4600 number of new minor irrigation schemes to the state of West Bengal. It is expected to contribute to West Bengal’s overall development objective of sustainable economic growth and reduction of poverty, inter alia through improved reliability of water resources for irrigation.
INSPIRATION (Regd Name Hijli INSPIRATION) has been assigned the responsibility of handling 3 SO-s in Purulia, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling Districts.

Role as Support Organisations
Community Mobilization
Institution Development & strengthening through capacity building
Agriculture Support Service
Market Linkage

To enhance agricultural production of small and marginal farmers in the project area
Installation of MI Schemes in  Mono Cropped & Rain fed Area to improve the Livelihood of Farmers

Target Groups
At least 70% should be small & marginal farmers

Target Area
Single cropped area
Only Rain-fed area
Backward poor community
Small and marginal farmers
At least 13% (of total cost) tribal dominated
At least 100 ha un-irrigated area in a village
Scope of 4-5 schemes in a village
Selection of Cluster of at least 4-5 villages
Polygon approach (intensive effort)


DistrictNo. of MI schemes identifiedNo. if MI schemes handed overNo. of WUAs formedCCA developedFamilies benefited

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