PARTICIPATORY IRRIGATION SCHEME (PIM)

Pragati Public Trust is active in 8 districts of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited e.g. Patan, Mehasana, Banaskantha, Ahmedabad, Surendranagar, Dhandhuka, Morbi and Kutchchh-Bhuj in the implementation of participatory irrigation scheme from 2010 to 2018. The activity of accounting of farmers, Water distribution, Register maintenance, equal distribution of water, management of field channels regarding Participatory Irrigation Scheme is done by Irrigation Co-operative Societies. The expansion and distribution of irrigation area is undertaken by PIM.

With this, training of participatory irrigation management, workshop training according to training guide, training of employees, training of successful farm’s leadership, interaction between the farmers and employees are undertaken and creative programmes for the improvement of PIM are implemented by the organization.

So far 25,000 are trained in water distribution and with their participation proper water distribution is done. The main management is handled by President and the Secretary. The entire co-ordination of irrigation work is done by the President.

Sr.No. District No. of proposed Societies Total beneficiary farmers Area covered by the society Total members
1. Surendranagar 26 3384 12902 2944
2. Ahmedabad
Mehsana
28
12
17
4955
2366
2417
13959
5812
7740.12
3994
2366
2417
3. Banaskantha
Patan
18
33
3913
7945
7509.01
17324
3719
7945
Total 134 24980 65247 23485



Government also have good income through PIM activity by Farmer Irrigation Societies. Thus a very good work has been done in the field of proper and reasonable use of water and proper use of natural resources in the field of water conservation and water management by the organization.

Benefits:-

  • Saving of water and proper use of it.
  • Protection of crop by getting water at proper time and proper quantity by this scheme.
  • Improvement in economical condition of farmers by crops in non-irrigation land.
  • Expansion of the scope of trading.