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 CommissioThe 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 80 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 visit : www.icid.org
INCID (Indian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage)
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. It has also been entrusted with the work of appraisal and monitoring of Research and Development (R&D) schemes funded by the Ministry of Water Resources.The objectives of INCID are as follows:
To act as a focal point for ICID activities in India and further aims and objectives of the ICID within India.
To encourage the collaboration and cooperation of allied disciplines and institution within India.
to stimulate and promote the development and application of irrigation, drainage, river training and flood control techniques.
co-operate with ICID for the distribution and interchange of information concerning irrigation, drainage, river training and flood control between the National Committees of the participating Countries.
To act as a coordinating centre in India for other National Committees of ICID and other International Organisations sharing common interest in the field of water, irrigation, drainage and flood control.
To act as a forum for exchange/interchange of information, expertise and experiences relating to management of water resources for agriculture with in India and with the National Committees of participating countries of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) at various platforms of ICID.
To coordinate the R&D programme in irrigation, drainage and related subjects of MOWR including the appraisal and monitoring of research schemes funded by MOWR.