CADWMP Guidelines
  • Introduction
    • The Command Area Development & Water Management (CADWM) Programme has to be implemented in a holistic manner so that it not only improves water use efficiency but also increases agricultural productivity and production and brings sustainability in the irrigated agriculture in a participatory environment. All aspects of the CADWM Programme, need be taken up in an integrated and coordinated manner so as to achieve the envisaged objectives of raising food grains production to meet the increasing need of food for growing population.
    • In addition to 0.35 Mha covered under the centrally sponsored programme during 2007-08 with central assistance of Rs.277 crore, it is proposed to cover an area of 1.32 million hectare (Mha) under the Programme during XI Plan. Survey, planning, design and execution of On-Farm Development (OFD) works is proposed to be carried out in the entire area of 1.32 Mha; construction of field, intermediate and link drains in an area of 0.56 Mha; correction of system deficiencies in an area of 0.105 Mha; reclamation of waterlogged areas in 0.102 Mha, software activities like trainings, monitoring, evaluation, demonstration and adaptive trials as and where felt necessary; provide one time functional grant to registered Water Users’ Associations (WUAs) in an area of 1.32 Mha and meet the establishment cost on construction activities with a total outlay of Rs.1600 crore as central assistance.
  • Inclusion of the projects under CADWM Programme
    • Project proposals received in the Ministry of Water Resources are to be examined by an Inter Ministerial Sanctioning Committee (IMSC) constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR) for inclusion / deletion under CAD&WM Programme. At the time of inclusion of new project under the programme, the State Governments will have to submit a Detailed Project Report (DPR) in the prescribed proforma including techno-economic evaluation. Any new project having investment clearance by the Planning Commission and having provision in the State Budget will be included under the Programme only in lieu of completion of an on-going project in a particular State on the basis of completion certificate of Central Water Commission (CWC) approved by IMSC. However, exemption from the stipulation of inclusion of one new project against completion of one ongoing Project under CADWM Programme is given to the projects included in the Prime Minister’s package for agrarian distress districts, projects benefiting the drought prone/tribal areas, projects in the States having irrigation development below the national average and projects located in Special Category States, namely, NE States, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Kalahandi-Bolangir-Koraput (KBK) districts of Orissa. Planning Commission has envisaged implementation of the Command Area Development and Water Management (CADWM) works along with the irrigation projects. No project which is receiving Central assistance under CADWM Programme will be allowed to be discontinued abruptly without its completion.
  • Funding Pattern:
    • The following components under CADWM Programme may be undertaken by the States :
      Sl No. Components Cost Sharing Between Centre and States
      1. CAD Establishment 50:50
      2. Survey Planning and Design 50:50
      3. On-Farm-Development (OFD) works 50:50
      4. Construction of Field, Intermediate and Link Drains 50:50
      5. Reclamation of Waterlogged Areas 50:50
      6. Correction of system deficiencies 50:50
      7. Adaptive Trials and Demonstrations 75:25
      8. Training 75:25
    • The financing pattern and cost norms for various components are given in Annexure I
      The central assistance for various components under CADWM Programme will be according to the pattern prescribed in para 3.1 of these Guidelines. The State Governments will be required to do phasing of expenditure and physical work year wise till completion of the Project, and as projected in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)stipulated in para 3.6 of these Guidelines. Based on this phasing during a financial year and budget provision covering both the Central and States shares, the admissible grant will be released in two instalments. 70% of the total grant admissible will be released on receipt of utilisation certificate as given in Annexure –II, Proforma -4, for the total amount released as central assistance during the last financial year as well as the state component. The balance 30% will be released when expenditure amounting to 70% of the first istallment released is incurred and necessary utilisation certificate submitted. The grant component along with the state share must be released to the project authorities by the state governments within 15 days of its release by the Government of India. The States would be required to submit audited statements of expenditure incurred on the components of the project within 18 months of the completion of the financial year in which the Central assistance is released.
    • The following information in the prescribed Proforma as given in Annexure- II should be enclosed with the release proposal for the first installment of every financial year for every project :
      • Check List for Holistic Implementation of CADWM Programme (Annexure II - Proforma-1)
      • Project-wise financial progress report for the last financial year (LFY) and budget provision for the current financial year (CFY) (Annexure II- Proforma-2).
      • Project-wise physical progress (Annexure II -Proforma-3).
      • Utilization Certificate in respect of the Central assistance released in a project in the last financial year (Annexure II -Proforma-4).
      • Audited Statement of Accounts for a Project (Annexure-II, Proforma- 5)
      • Annual Review of status of progress of each project. (Annexure -II, Proforma-6)
  • State governments will be required to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the MOWR for each project in the prescribed format as shown in the Annexure-IV.
  • Inclusion of Panchayat Representative in WUAs is to be considered by the State Government. Each CAD Authority is to ensure that in each project, 3 WUAs in head, middle and tail reach are formed and developed like a model to be replicated by others.
  • The guidelines on Reclamation of waterlogged areas, correction of system deficiencies, adaptive trial and preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for inclusion will remain unchanged as already circulated. Technical details on various activities to be undertaken under CAD &WM Programme are given in Annexure-III
    6.1 A quarterly progress report (QPR) of each project will be submitted both in hard copy and through internet as per on line web base monitoring of CADWM Programme.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring of the projects under CADWM Programme is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments. However, MOWR and CWC will also monitor through quarterly progress reports, field visits, meetings etc. Remote sensing and GIS techniques can also be employed to monitor the progress and assess impact of the programme. State Governments are also expected to use on line Webbased monitoring of CADWM Project more and more for sending status of progress.
    • Concurrent evaluation by an independent agency must be done by the states.
    • States to constitute a multidisciplinary Committee at State level (Wherever CADA Boards exist, the same can discharge the functions 5 of State Level Monitoring Committee) with following indicative Terms of Reference:
      • To decide the future work programme and ensure its implementation in an integrated and holistic manner and advise suitably.
      • To review the progress of programme and make suggestions for improving its performance at all levels.
      • To decide upon the evaluation studies to be taken up at the State level.
      • To review and recommend project proposals to be sent to the Ministry of Water Resources for inclusion of project under the scheme.
      The committee shall include representatives from MOWR, Central Water Commission (CWC) and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and other members as per composition already circulated.
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