Loan for Tamil Nadu Irrigation Agriculture Modernization Project (Download PDF)

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The Union Government, Tamil Nadu Government and World Bank have signed the agreement for the loan. According to the agreement, $318 million dollar will be given to the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project.

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Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project

Aims of the project

  • To promote climate resilient agriculture technologies

  • Improve water management practices,

  • Increase market opportunities for small and marginal farmers.

    What will the project do?

  • Rehabilitate and modernize about 4, 800 irrigation tanks and 477 check dams, spread across 66 sub-basins,

  • Deliver bulk water to irrigation systems.

  • Benefit about 5 lakh farmers of which majority are small and marginal from improved and modernized tank irrigation systems.

    Which other projects will be linked with this project?

  • The project will also coordinate with other World Bank-supported projects in Tamil Nadu and at national level, including

  • the Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project

  • National Groundwater Improvement Project

  • National Hydrology Project to ensure synergy and enhance long-term project impact.

How does the project support the farmers of water stressed state of Tamil Nadu?

  • It will make Tamil Nadu to grow to its full potential in agricultural sector.

  • It will support farmers to improve efficiency of water used in farming, diversify into high value crops, and produce crops that are resilient to increasing threats of climate changes and thus raising household incomes of farmers.

Benefits of the project

  • More than 160, 000 hectares of currently partially irrigated lands will come into full irrigation under this project, ”.

  • About 500, 000 farmers, of which a majority are small and marginal, are expected to benefit from improved and modernised tank irrigation systems

Irrigation related facts about Tamil Nadu

  • The primary crop of Tamil Nadu is rice, which is a crop which requires lot of water to cultivate.

  • Tamil Nadu is structural water deficit and not a seasonal one.

  • Demand of water exceeds the supply by 19.3 percent

- Published/Last Modified on: January 31, 2018

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