CADWMP Guidelines
  • Introduction
    • The Command Area Development & Water Management (CAD&WM) Programme has to be implemented in a holistic manner pari-passu with irrigation project under Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) so that irrigation potential created (PIC) with hydraulic connectivity gets utilized soon after its creation, improves water use efficiency, increases agricultural productivity and production and brings sustainability in the irrigated agriculture in a participatory environment. All aspects of the CAD&WM 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 for growing population.
    • During XII Five Year Plan, following broad activities are to be covered under the scheme:
      • Coverage of ongoing CAD&WM projects, completed/on-going and new projects and for Extension, Renovation & Modernization (ERM) of old CAD&WM projects.
      • At least 10% of the CCA of each project under Micro-irrigation in lieu of OFD.
      • Survey, planning, design and execution of On-Farm Development (OFD) works, construction of field, intermediate & link drains, correction of systems deficiencies and reclamation of waterlogged areas.
      • Software activities like trainings, monitoring, evaluation, demonstration w.r.t. water use efficiency and adaptive trials.
      • To provide one time functional grant & infrastructure grant to registered Water User's Association (WUAs) in project areas to be covered.
      • New components to be taken up for mechanised land leveling in hilly areas & special category States and laser leveling in selected areas.
      • New components to be taken up for mechanised land leveling in hilly areas & special category States and laser leveling in selected areas.
  • Inclusion of Projects under approved CAD&WM Programme
    • The inclusion criteria criteria will be as under:
      • New Project proposals received in the Ministry of Water Resources after technical examination by the Regional offices of CWC are to be considered in the Ministry and will be included with approval of the Secretary (WR).
      • Any new project having investment clearance by the Planning Commission on CAD&WM component of the project and having provision in the State Budget will be eligible for inclusion under the Programme. However, selection of projects from the bunch of projects recieved from the States will be carried out subject to availability of funds under the scheme. However, projects receiving central assistance under CAD&WM programme will not be allowed to be discontinued abruptly without its completion / proper justification.
      • The projects with micro-irrigation, water audit, volumetric water distribution would get preference amongst the eligible projects while consideration of inclusion.
  • Funding Pattern:
    • The following components under CADWM Programme may be undertaken by the States :
      Sl No. Components Cost Sharing Between Centre and States
      a. Survey Planning and Design 50:50
      b. On-Farm-Development (OFD) works 50:50
      c. Construction of Field, Intermediate and Link Drains 50:50
      d. Correction of system deficiencies 50:50
      e. Reclamation of Waterlogged Areas 50:50
      f. (i) Functional grant to registered WUAs
      (ii) Infrastructure grant to registered WUAs
      g. Software components such as demonstrations including on micro-irrigation, training, monitoring & evaluation, adaptive trials 75:25
      h. One time Grant to WALMIs / IMTIs for strengthening of infrastructure (13 Nos.) 75:25
      i. CAD&WM Establishment (limited to 10% of b,c,d & e) 50:50
    • 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 procedure for release of central assistance:
      • The State Government will be required to do phasing of expenditure and physical work year wise till completion along with AIBP Project, and as projected in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
      • 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.
      • Release of funds will be considered with respect to physical and financial achievements. The major consideration will be release of State share to project.
      • Release procedures will be as under:
        • 90% of the total central assistance(CA) admissible will be released as 1st instalment after release of at least 50% of State share.
        • Balance/Second instalment of 10% of CA is to be released after obtaining utilisation certificate(UC) of minimum of 50% of total CA released earlier and corresponding State share.
        • Next year's instalment is to be released after obtaining 100% utilization of CA released including corresponding State share in the previous year(s) indicated as per utilisation certificate as given in Annex-II, Performa-4.
      • The CA along with the corresponding balance 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.
      • In case of shortfall in targets is more than 10% and delay(s) in completion of various activities against annual targets, a revised MoU is to be entered with updated targets for rest of the years.
      • In case of completion of all the works followed by submission of utilization and audit certificate, central share due to the States may be considered for reimbursement as per MoU.
    • 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)
      • Financial progress report for the last financial year (LFY) and current financial year (CFY) (Annexure II- Proforma-2).
      • Physical progress (Annexure II -Proforma-3).
      • Utilization Certificate in respect of the Central assistance released in a project in the last financial year(s) (Annexure II -Proforma-4).
      • Audited Statement of Accounts for a Project (Annexure-II, Proforma- 5)
      • Annual Review of status of progress of each project and list of agency identified for concurrent evaluation. (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 with following conditions:
    • Cost of works and establishment is to be given separately. Program Schedule in MoU is to be strictly followed. Figures in MoU must match with that in approval letter and given in inclusion order. Facts mentioned in MoU are to be strictly followed.
    • No cost overrun will be allowed without the appraisal and approval of competent authority.
  • Inclusion of Panchayat Representative in WUAs/District Level Implementation Monitoring Committee/State Level Monitoring Committee shall be considered by the State Government for prioritizing the CAD works, management, operation and maintenance of the projects after handing over. 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 for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the components of reclamation of waterlogged areas, correction of system deficiencies, adaptive trial for inclusion will remain unchanged as already circulated. Technical details on various activities to be undertaken under CAD&WM Programme, including guidlines on development of micro- irrigation, land leveling, one time infrastructure grant to WUAs and one time financial assistance to WALMIs/IMTIs are given in Annex-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 based monitoring system of CADWM Programme. QPRs are to be submitted in the Month of April, July, October and January. The target and achievement shown in QPR's should match with the target and achievement in the proposals submitted for central assistance.
  • 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 on coverage of outlets having Unique Identification Number(UIN) and asses impact of the programme. State Governments are to use online web-based monitoring of CAD&WM Project for sending status of progress.
    • Concurrent evaluation including quality control aspects by an independent agency must be done by the States.
    • States to constitute a multidisciplinary Committee including representative of Panchayati Raj Institutions at State level (Wherever CADA Boards exist, the same can discharge the functions of State Level Monitoring Committee) with following indicative Terms of Reference:
      • To decide the annual work programme in such a way that paripassu implementation takes place in the 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 achieve the target.
      • 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.
      • State Level Monitoring Committee(SLMC)/State Government is to ensure quality control in the execution of the works and a report on the progress of works during preceding financial year to be submitted to MoWR in the Month of July-August of every financial year.
      • The procedure for quality control mechanism should be in place with responsibilities on correctness of data & quality of works fixed for the officers at the level of JE/AE/EE/SE/CE. Details of quality control mechanism, frequency of such reports to be submitted to SLMC/State Govt, quality assessment parameters etc. are to be formulated.
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