Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1. Aims and Objectives of the Organization:
Minor Irrigation (Flow) Organization takes care of construction, maintenance and Management of Irrigation Projects of Cultural Command Area (CCA) between 40 Ha. to 2000 Ha. utilizing the surface flow.
2. Mission/ Vision:
Minor Irrigation Projects are being admired due to its lower cost, lower gestation period and very low rehabilitation & resettlement problem in construction. The total CCA under this division at present is 22,478 Ha. Over the years, efforts have been made to construct a number of Minor Irrigation Projects throughout the district. The total irrigation potential created under Khariff through Minor Irrigation (Flow) under this division ending March 2009 is 20,239 Ha.
Of late, emphasis is being given on farmers' participation in the maintenance and operation of the projects, mainly to have the equitable distribution of water. For this objective, Pani Panchayats have been formed and some are in the process of formations who have taken the work of maintenance & operation of the MIPs.
3. Brief History and Background for its Establishment:
The Minor Irrigation Division, Gajapati was created in the year 2006.
4. Allocation of Business:
Minor Irrigation (Flow) Projects under this Division spread over all 7 (seven) Blocks of Gajapati District. For smooth functioning of M.I.Division, Gajapati, it is headed by one Executive Engineer with Head Quarters at Parlakhemundi and three territorial Sub-Divisions at Parlakhemundi, R.Udayagiri & Kasinagar headed by Assistant Engineers and there are 7 Nos. of Working Minor Irrigation Sections headed by Junior Engineers under the above Sub-Divisions.
The works of Minor Irrigation Projects are executed following prescribed Standard Specification of the Department of Water Resources & OPWD.
5. Duties to be performed to achieve the Mission:
a) The Executive Engineer liaisons with the Superintending Engineer, Southern M.I. Circle stationed at Berhampur for arrangement of funds for taking up the activities of the organization.
b) The Monitoring & Supervision of the activities are being done by himself through the territorial Assistant Engineers.
c) The Executive Engineer is in charge of operation, repair/ maintenance of existing M.I.Projects and construction of new M.I.Projects. The Sub-Divisional Officers (Assistant Engineers) Assists the Executive Engineer in preparation of estimates, execution of work in field etc. The Junior Engineers work under different Sub-Divisions under the guidance of the Sub-Divisional officers.
d) The Junior Engineers are responsible for Survey, Investigation, preparation of Estimates, Execution of work and preparation of bills for payments. They are also responsible for supply of irrigation water to the designated ayacut with the help of the field staff engaged in the projects.
6. Details of Services Rendered:
Minor Irrigation Projects are meant for protective irrigation which is highly sought during water scarcity period. It supplements the rainfall as are mostly classified under class-III or IV, with Depth of irrigation supply of 18"/9".
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