APPROACH & SELECTION
Selection of Blocks: (Rule for Selection)
For the first phase (2008 to 2011): ‘Tank
irrigation to total irrigation of the block should be greater than 40% and
the SC & ST Population to total population of the district is > 25%.
For Phase II (2009 to 2012): ‘Tank
irrigation to total irrigation being greater than 15% and less than 40% and
the SC & ST Population being greater than 25%.
In Phase III (2010 to 2013): tanks left
over and not covered from the selected tank list in the Phase I and II would
be taken up.
Selection of Tanks:
The state has 3646 numbers of M.I. Tanks,
out of which the tanks those require renovation and rehabilitation under
this project was arrived at using well thought out identification criteria
and agreed by state Government which are given here under;
Tanks where the gap between designed and
the actual ayacut is more than 20%,
Tanks where there has been no major
renovation work in the last five years.
Completely derelict tanks, where project
investment will not be productive
Based on these three identification
criteria 1572 numbers of tanks were selected out of the total M.I. tanks.
Out of the identified 1572 tanks the project envisages to rehabilitate about
900 tanks with command area of 1,20,000 ha. during five years of the project
period using following second set of selection criteria.
Tank level selection criteria:
The second set of criteria relate to
selection of individual tanks to be rehabilitated within the identified
blocks. This would be through a well defined selection process that would be
Hydrological assessment to determine the
hydrological viability of rehabilitating the tank system with 75%
Community willingness to participate in
the rehabilitation by
Contributing 10% of the cost of
rehabilitation (5% upfront in cash)
To undertake operation, maintenance and
To undertake responsibility for collection
of water charges and management of the fund for undertaking satisfactory
Technical Parameters for selection
No revision of hydraulic standard in
Projects having designed ayacut more than
200 ha with lost ayacut of less than 20% of designed ayacut have been
Tanks should be selected where there is no
overlapping of ayacut with other irrigation projects.
Tanks should not be selected where heavy
Tanks should not be selected where major
land acquisition is required.