Andhra Pradesh Economic Restructuring Project ( Irrigation Reforms ) Represented by, Avinash A. Gadekar 08WM6010 SCHOOL OF WATER RESOURCES iit kharagpur Course teacher Dr. K.D. Raju Assistant Professor of Law Rajiv Gandhi school of Intellectual Property Law, IIT, Kharagpur
A shared commitment between AP and the World Bank - Poverty reduction
Portfolio -US$900 million- second largest Bank program among Indian states after Uttar Pradesh.
Section 3: Bank Conditionality and Policy Contestation
The different actors and their policy contestation are discussed.
World Bank should use policy of selectivity instead of conditionality.
Arena of Irrigation Operation and Maintenance works The AP irrigation reform policy – aimed to address the maintenance crisis implementation of Operation and Maintenance activities through the elected WUAs and not through independent contractor system existed in the past. A) Maintenance Plan:- - essential to carry out irrigation works - describes the need and scope of the maintenance activities to be carried out by WUA and Irrigation Department. B) Utilisation of Funds:- - In April 1998, the government released a total grant of Rs.1,064.7 million to WUAs at the rate of Rs. 247/ha - for approximately 4.4 million hectares - During 1999-2000 the focus of works was entirely on minimum rehabilitation of irrigation structures - Also the government allotted uniform funds on the basis of command area to all WUAs