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SECTORAL PROFILE AND

ACTION PLAN FOR YEAR 2007

IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT
SECTORAL PROFILE AND ACTION PLAN FOR YEAR 2007

Sectoral Profile &


Action Plan

Organizational Operational
Perspectives Perspectives
SECTORAL PROFILE AND ACTION PLAN FOR YEAR 2007

Sectoral Profile
Action Plan

Organizational Operational
Perspectives Perspectives
SECTORAL PROFILE AND ACTION PLAN FOR YEAR 2007

Sectoral Profile
Action Plan

Organizational Operational
Perspectives Perspectives

Long Term to Immediate Medium Term to Immediate

Demand Centered Supply Centered

Centered around Centered around


Internal Purposes External Purposes
SECTORAL PROFILE AND ACTION PLAN FOR YEAR 2007
Sectoral Profile
Action Plan

Organizational Operational
Perspectives Perspectives

Long Term to Immediate Medium Term to Immediate

Demand Centered Supply Centered

Centered around Centered around


Internal Purposes External Purposes

Organization Services
SECTORAL PROFILE AND
ACTION PLAN FOR YEAR 2007

IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT
SRA & KRA Restoring the -livelihood
KRA 1
2
3
4
SRA - 1
Drainage

Restoring the
Providing
Providing
Exclusion
Providing
Salt Water
FloodSalt
Facilities
Control
Exclusion
Irrigation
Drainage
Facilities
Flood
Water
Facilities
to Facilities
Control cultivable
to to
livelihood
tohomesteads
cultivable
cultivable
lands.lands.
lands.
and
cultivable lands.
Irrigation
KRA
Providing Irrigation Facilities to cultivable lands.
1

Ensuring sustainable irrigation facilities to


O existing schemes in consistence with their
1
designed operational levels

F Consolidation of existing Irrigation Schemes

A Operation & Maintenance Urgent Improvements Rehabilitation

Works under Works under Works under


MP recurrent PSDG Project
allocation allocation allocation
KRA
1
Providing Irrigation Facilities to cultivable lands.

Finding additional water to meet increasing


O demand of agriculture sector and other
2
competitive sectors

Development of
F Optimising Water Saving untapped potential
water resources

Collecting Crop diversification Introducing Construction of


Levy for the to high income appropriate Multipurpose Projects
A quantity of yielding intensive water saving (Irrigation, Flood control,
water issued agriculture technology Water Supply)

MP Levy collected Sources of funds need to be identified


KRA
1
Providing Irrigation Facilities to cultivable lands.

O
Sustainable Management of Groundwater
3 Potential.

Protect groundwater resource from Enhancing


F being exhausted due to over Groundwater
extraction Potential

Review the availability of Construction of


Controlling
groundwater for agriculture Multipurpose Projects
A and Regulate agricultural
development of
(Irrigation, Flood control,
new deep wells
water consumption Water Supply)

MP Sources of funds need to be identified


KRA
Providing Drainage Facilities to cultivable lands.
2

Ensuring sustainable drainage facilities to


O existing schemes in consistence with their
1
designed operational levels

F Consolidation of existing Drainage Schemes

A Operation & Maintenance Urgent Improvements Rehabilitation

Works under Works under Works under


MP recurrent PSDG Project
allocation allocation allocation
KRA
Providing Drainage Facilities to cultivable lands.
2

O Reclaiming low lying inundated areas for


2 agriculture

Providing drainage facilities to prevent


F
inundation in low lying areas

A Construction of New Drainage Schemes.

MP Sources of funds need to be identified


KRA Providing Salt Water Exclusion Facilities to
3 cultivable lands.

Ensuring sustainable Salt Water Exclusion


O facilities to existing schemes in consistence
1
with their designed operational levels

F Consolidation of existing SWE Schemes

A Operation & Maintenance Urgent Improvements Rehabilitation

Works under Works under Works under


MP recurrent PSDG Project
allocation allocation allocation
KRA Providing Salt Water Exclusion Facilities to
3 cultivable lands.

O Reclaiming salt water intruded areas for


2 agriculture

Providing Salt Water Exclusion facilities to


F
prevent inundation in low lying areas

A Construction of New Salt Water Exclusion Schemes.

MP Sources of funds need to be identified


KRA Providing Salt Water Exclusion Facilities to
3 cultivable lands.

O
3 Ensuring the groundwater quality

Protect groundwater resource from being


F
polluted due to Salt Water intrusion

A
control high rate extraction to prevent sea water
upconning. (Permitting less than 2” & 1.5 hp pumps )

MP Sources of funds need to be identified


KRA Providing Flood Control Facilities to cultivable
4 lands.

Ensuring sustainable flood control facilities to


O existing schemes in consistence with their
1
designed operational levels

F Consolidation of existing Flood Control Schemes

A Operation & Maintenance Urgent Improvements Rehabilitation

Works under Works under Works under


MP recurrent PSDG Project
allocation allocation allocation
SRA & KRA
KRA - 2
1
SRA - 2
Development of Human Capacities
Capacity Building and
Development
Capacity Building
Institutional
and Institutional
Farmer
Strengthening of
of Human
Strengthening of
Organisation
Irrigation Irrigation
Department.
Farmer Organisation
Capacities
Department
Optimising the efficiency in water resources
O
2 management through appropriate management
reforms

Capacity Building and Implementing participatory


Institutional Strengthening management through vesting
F
of Irrigation Department to powers and responsibilities to
do the modified task. beneficiaries (FO).

A Recruitment Procurement Hand over schemes to FO FO Training

Training Monitoring & Guidance

MP Sources of funds need to be identified


Finding additional water to meet increasing
O
3 demand of agriculture sector and other
competitive sectors
Development of
F Optimising Water Saving untapped potential
water resources

Collecting Crop diversification Introducing Construction of


Levy for the to high income appropriate Multipurpose Projects
A quantity of yielding intensive water saving (Irrigation, Flood control,
water issued agriculture technology Water Supply Projects)

MP Levy collected Sources of funds need to be identified


O
4 Reclaiming lands for agriculture

Providing drainage facilities to Providing salt water exclusion


F prevent inundation in low lying facilities to prevent salt water
areas intrusion in low lying areas

Construction of Drainage Construction of Salt Water


A Schemes. Exclusion Schemes.

MP Sources of funds need to be identified


O Sustainable Management of Groundwater
5
Potential.

Increasing the rate of Controlling extraction to ensure


F
Groundwater recharge. sustainability in groundwater usage.

Developing ponds, Controlling control high rate extraction.


A Irrigation & Drainage development of (Permitting less than 2”
Schemes. new deep wells pumps with less than 1.5 hp)

MP Sources of funds need to be identified


Status of the sector

Strength

13th amendment provides authority to PID to deal with Provincial


Irrigation, Drainage, Flood Control and Salt water Exclusion Schemes.

Since PID emerged from well established CID, it has proven well
tested system in place.

Availability of senior engineers to lead in front.


Status of the sector

Weakness
Most of the schemes are in dilapidated condition and functioning
below their designed operational level.

The war situation prevailing during last two decades.

Damages caused by the frequent floods.

Inadequate allocation of funds for maintenance, flood damage repairs


and rehabilitation.

Lack of staff, especially engineers and other technical staff


Status of the sector

Opportunity
NEIAP - 1

NECORD –

CAARP –

SHIRN – Kalmadukulam (Vavuniya)

RRAN – Thondamanaru Barrage

PEACE – Akkarayankulam, Thenniyankulam, Mamaduwa, Nampankulam

NEIAP – II Iranamadu, Valukkaiaru

NAWAM - Vavunikulam
Status of the sector

Threat
Curtailment of funds for annual implementation programme.

Suspension of Iranamadu, Valukkaiaru Rehabilitation

Existing cadre vacancies, especially in Kilinochchi Mullaitivu areas

Implications in PEACE Project implementation

Security threats due to prevailing war situation

Unwillingness of staff to work in un-cleared area


Status of the sector

Director of Irrigation

Deputy Director Deputy Director Deputy Director


(Mullaitivu) (Vavuniya) (Kilinochchi)

Irrigation Irrigation Irrigation Irrigation Irrigation Irrigation Irrigation


Engineer Engineer Engineer Engineer Engineer Engineer Engineer
Vavunikulam Muthuiankaddu Munkan Vavuniya Cheddikulam Kilinochchi Jaffna

Major – Major – Major – Major – Major – Major – Drainage -1


Medium – Medium – Medium – Medium – Medium – Medium – SWE – 33
Area - Area - Area - Area - Area - Area - Lagoon - 4
Performance of the Irrigation Department

•Maintaining 54 Major / Medium Irrigation Schemes

•Maintaining Valukaiaru Drainage Scheme

•Maintaining 4 Lagoon Schemes

•Maintaining 33 Salt Water Exclusion Schemes

•Providing Irrigation facilities to -----acs.

•Providing Flood Control and Salt Water Exclusion facilities to -----acs.

•Providing Drainage facilities to -----acs.


What was done from 1st January 31st April

•Handled emergency situations when the tank was full

•Control and issue of water

•Attended maintenance works with the aid of Maintenance labours

•Estimates finalized for annual implementation programme

•Executed NEIAP works


Challenges and operational difficulties

•Lack of staff

•Curtailment of allocation

•Prevailing war situation

•Difficulties in transporting materials to un-cleared areas

•Lack of transport facilities in un cleared areas due to fuel crisis

•Demoralized staff due to the prevailing war situation

•Dearth of vehicle at Head Office


Mission

Providing sustainable irrigation, flood control, drainage and salt water


exclusion facilities by managing the schemes in Provincial River basins.

Objectives

Ensuring sustainable irrigation, drainage and salt water exclusion facilities


to existing schemes in consistence with their designed operational levels

Optimising the efficiency in water resources management through


appropriate management reforms

Finding additional water to meet increasing demand of agriculture sector


and other competitive sectors

Reclaiming lands for agriculture

Sustainable Management of Groundwater Potential.