• Major activities of INCID can be classified as under: 

    1) RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

    One of the important functions being carried out by INCID is the processing, coordination and monitoring of the R&D Schemes funded by the MOWR.  The following are the thrust/priority areas for research in accordance with Vision document of MOWR:

    Estimation of water demand and its implications on water quantity and quality.

    Management of water demand, through technology, policy and specifications

    Improvement of efficiency in irrigation systems and its impact on groundwater availability.

    Improvement in productivity per unit of water.

    Improvement in water use efficiency through effective water management technologies and human resources development through Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM).

    Lining of canals under running water conditions.

    Cheaper/better hardware for drip and sprinkler system.

    Various techniques for prevention and relief of water logging, and reclamation of saline lands.

    Bio-drainage system for maintenance of salt and water balance on long term sustainability.

     Issues related to equitable distribution of water in different regions as per the requirement.

     Water Policy (Equitable distribution and water use rights)

     Studies for evaluation of impact of large irrigation/multi-purpose projects on environment and related aspects.

     Pollution by agro-chemicals.

    About 60 research schemes have been completed, 40 are ongoing and 25 new schemes are under process.

     

    The Guidelines for submission of new R&D proposals can be downloaded from the Ministry of Water Resources Website http://www.wrmin.nic.in and sent to the INCID Secretariat.

     

     

    2) CO-ORDINATION WITH ICID & OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

    ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage)

     

    ICID was established on 24 June, 1950 as a Scientific, Technical and Voluntary Not-for-profit Non-Governmental International Organization (NGO) with headquarters in New Delhi, India. The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques. The activities of the Commission are pursued in accordance with the ICID Constitution and By-Laws. Latest version of these was adopted in 1996. English and French are the official languages of the Commission. The objectives of the Commission aim at stimulating and promoting the development and application of the arts, sciences and techniques of engineering, agriculture, economics, ecology and social sciences in managing water and land resources for irrigation, drainage, flood control and river training and for research in a more comprehensive manner adopting upto-date techniques. ICID has a membership of 110 Countries in the World. India is one of the Eleven Founder Member Countries of ICID. For furthering the objectives of ICID and coordination of various activities including collation and compilation of information/data its publication and dissemination of information and activities in the field of irrigation, drainage and flood management each country has set up National Committees for the purpose. For other details please visit : www.icid.org

    INCID is the National Committee for India for the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), set up by Government of India for furthering the objectives of ICID and coordination of various activities including collaboration and compilation of information/data, its publications and dissemination of information and activities in the field of irrigation, drainage and flood management.

    INCID has nominated Indian experts from various organizations as members in 22 ICID Work bodies (Working Groups and Committees) at present.

    S. No.

    Name of Work Body

    Members

    1.

    TF-POVERTY

    (Task Force on role of Irrigation on poverty Alleviation and Livelihoods)

    Sh. R. C. Jha

    Chairman, CWC

     

    2.

    PFC

    (Permanent Finance Committee)

    Sh. A. K. Bajaj,

    Ex-Chairman CWC/INCID

    3.

     WG-ENV

    (Working Group on Environmental Impacts of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control Projects)

    Sh. C. K. Agarwal

    Chief Engineer (B&BBO), CWC

    4.

    C-PR&P

    (Committee on Public Relations and Publications)

    Sh. A. K. Khariya,

                          Director,      

    CC&IAD Directorate, CWC

    5.

    WG-HIST

    (Working Group on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control)

    Sh. Yogesh Paithankar

    Member-Secretary, INCID

    6.

    WG-CAFM

    (Working Group on Comprehensive Approaches to  Flood Management)

    Sh. Chhotey Lal,

                          Director,      

    FMP Directorate, CWC

     

    7.

    ASRWG

    (Asian Regional Working Group)

    Dr. K. Tirupataiah

    Director General WALAMTARI, Hyderabad

     

    8.

    WG-DRG

    (Working Group on Drainage)

    Sh. Gurbachan Singh,

    Commissioner,

    Ministry of Agriculture

     

    9.

    WG-TRUE

    (Working Group on Technology and Research Uptake and Exchange)

    Dr. N. S. Raghuwanshi,

    Professor,

    Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur

     

    10.

    TF-FIN

    (Task Force  on Financing Water For Agriculture)

    Mrs. Ananya Ray,

    JS&FA,

    MoWR, New Delhi

     

    11.

    WG-YPF

    (Working Group on Young Irrigation Professionals Forum)

    Sh. Piyush Ranjan

    Deputy Director

    INCID

     

    12.

    WG-CLIMATE

    (Working Group on Global Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management)

    Dr. S. K. Dash,

    Professor & Head,

    Center for Atmospheric Sciences,  IIT Delhi

    13.

    WG-SDTA

    (Working Group on Sustainable Development of Tidal Areas)

    Sh. T. Nagendra

    Chief Research Officer

    Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune.

     

    14.

    WG-DROUGHT

    (Working Group on Water Management in Water Stressed Regions)

    Sh. T. B. S.  Rajput,

    Water Technology Center,

    IARI, New Delhi

     

    15.

    WG-WATS

    (Working Group on Water Saving for Agriculture)

    Sh. V. K. Chawla

    Chief Engineer(IMO), CWC

     

    16.

    WG-MIS

    (Working Group on Modernization of Irrigation Services)

    Dr. Ashwani Kumar,

    Director, Directorate of Water Management, WTCER, Bhubaneswar

     

    17.

    WG-ON-FARM

    (Working Group on ‘On-Farm’ Irrigation System)

    Dr. A. K. Randev,

    Professor

    (Agricultural Economy),

    Dr. Y. S. Parmar Univ. of Horticulture and Forestry,

    Regional Horticulture Research Station, Shimla

     

    18.

    WG-PQW

    (Working Group on Use of Poor Quality Water for Irrigation)

    Dr. D. K. Sharma,

    Director,

    Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal.

     

    19.

    WG-CROP

    (Working Group on Water and Crop)

    Dr. K. Yella Reddy,

    Principal Scientist and Project Manager,

    AP Water Management Project,

    ANGR Agricultural University,

    (Andhra Pradesh).

    20.

    EB-JOUR

    (ICID Journal Editorial Board)

    Sh. C. M. Pandit

    Chief Engineer,

    National Water Academy

    Pune

    21.

    WG-CD

    (Working Group on Coordination of Dictionaries)

    Dr. Sanjay Belsare

    Executive Engineer,

    Palkhed Irrigation Division, Nashik, Maharashtra

    22.

    TF-SEDIMENTATION

    (Task Force on Sedimentation of Reservoirs)

    Dr. U. C. Kothyari

    Professor,

    Department of Civil Engineering,

    IIT, Roorkee.

     

    INCID successfully organised many International Workshops such as, Workshop for the delegation from Aral Sea Basin Countries; PODIUM (Policy Dialogue Module) Workshop; 8th ICID International Drainage Workshop, Workshop on Management of Irrigation and Drainage Projects; Workshop on Benchmarking of Irrigation Systems; Brahmani and Sabarmati River Basin Consultations and National Level Consultations and several national workshops under Country Policy Support Program (CPSP) of ICID. The latest international event organized by INCID is the 60th International Executive Council (IEC) Meeting and 5th Asian Regional Conference (ARC) which was organized from 6th to 11th December 2009 at New Delhi.

    3) PUBLICATIONS

    The important publications (19 Nos.) brought out in recent years and which have widely been appreciated are:

    Development of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control in India

    Non-Structural Aspects of Flood Management in India

    Non-Structural Aspects of Flood Management in India - An Abridged Version

    Guide for Preparation of Plans of Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation Systems in India

    Drip Irrigation in India

    Guidelines for Planning Conjunctive Use of Surface and Ground waters in Irrigation Projects

    Sprinkler Irrigation in India

    Pipe Distribution System for Irrigation

    Manual on Canal Lining (Revised)

    History of Irrigation Development in Tamil Nadu.

    Indicators for Irrigation Performance Assessment

    Guidelines for Benchmarking of Irrigation Systems in India

    Bio-drainage Status in India and other Countries

    Decision Making Procedures in India for Dams Building

    Report on Participatory Irrigation Management

    History of Irrigation Development in Andhra Pradesh

    Irrigation Acts of the States of Northern India (2 Parts)

    History of Irrigation Development in Orissa

    History of Irrigation Development in Uttar Pradesh

    One publication namely “History of Hirakud Dam” is going to be published shortly. 

     * The copies of above available publications can be obtained free of cost from the INCID Secretariat.

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