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   Introduction about TN IAM Project

The World Bank Supported TN IAM (Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation) Project is a follow up of IAMWARM (Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation and Water-Bodies Restoration and Management) Project which has made significant development impacts in the state by modernising irrigation infrastructure, improving water use efficiency, enhancing yields and productivity of agriculture in a climate resilient production systems, diversification towards high value crops, strengthening the institutional reforms through Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) and Water Users Association (WUA). The IAM Project will bring the policy and institutional development achieved under IAMWARM project to a new level and will serve as the key vehicle for implementing the Tamilnadu Government agenda in further enhancing water and agriculture productivity in a sub basin framework.

The project will also rehabilitate and high-priority tank irrigation systems in 66 sub basins of the state, which were not part of IAMWARM.

The five major areas of focus present themselves:
  • Improved irrigation infrastructure
  • Crop diversification through high value crops
  • Climate Resilient technologies for improved productivity
  • Improved market access system of value addition
  • Institutionalising PIM & Improving water management
Project Beneficiaries

The main project beneficiaries of the project are farmers, water users associations, farmer producer organisations and agribusiness entrepreneurs. The project will actively promote gender inclusion and women participation in all key project intervention. We are intend to reachout to 5 Lakh farmers in which 2.25 Lakhs are women.

Project Objectives

To enhance productivity and climate resilience of irrigated agriculture, improve water management and increase market opportunities for farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in selected sub-basin areas of Tamil Nadu.

Project Scope and Area

The project will cover rehabilitation of about 4778 tanks in 66 sub basins. The total command area to be covered will be 5, 43,000 hectares.

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