Odisha Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture (OIIPCRA)
"Odisha Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture (OIIPCRA)" is tank-based project assisted by World Bank. The project aims at demonstrating climate smart agriculture in irrigation command of about 56,400 hectares of command area under 538 minor irrigation projects and about 70,000 Ha of rain-fed area under the influence area of these Minor Irrigation Projects for augmenting the capacity and income of the farmers in the project area.
The project will support through technical assistance to:
- Improve crop productivity for food security and income growth;
- Farmer for adoption of resilient agricultural practices and technologies (both adaptation and mitigation);
- Diversification, especially during the Rabi (winter) season and for some areas under upland rice in Kharif (monsoon), for income growth, improved nutrition and adaptation to climate change;
- A more efficient water-use and better quality and reliability of irrigation service delivery;
- A better framework for more efficient and sustainable management of surface and groundwater resources, including a better knowledge of sustainable levels of groundwater use given its location specific nature, a more systematic support to PPs and the piloting of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); and improve produce marketing in 15 districts in Odisha.
OIIPCRA Implementing authority/ executing agency
The project is being implemented by converging the activities of three departments of the Government i.e., Department of Water Resources (DoWR), Agriculture and Farmers' Empowerment (A&FE) and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development (F&ARD) Departments. The work of the project is being managed through "Odisha Community Tank Development & Management Society (OCTDMS)".
OIIPCRA Project Area
The project covers 15 districts Balasore, Bargarh, Bhadrakh, Bolangir, Boudh, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jajpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Nawarangpur, Nuapada and Sonepur of Odisha coming under four river basins namely Rushikulya, Budhabalanga, Baitarani & Tel- sub basin.
OIIPCRA Project Cost & Financing and Period for implementation
The estimated project cost is US $ 226.50 million (INR 1,683 crores approx). The project was implemented from December' 2019 to be completed during a period of 6 years by December' 2025.
OIIPCRA Project Beneficiaries
- Total direct project beneficiaries are estimated at about 125,000 smallholder households from the 15 participating districts.
- Of these, approximately 72,800 households are expected to doubly benefit from improved irrigation and climate-smart intensification and diversification of crop production in the irrigated command area and 52,200 households, outside the command areas.
- 3,000 households are expected to benefit from improved aquaculture production.
- About 20,000 households with enough endowments to produce a marketable surplus, will benefit from the improved marketing support.
- In addition, about 500 Agro-Entrepreneurs (AE) including women AEs, and state institutions will benefit from the project in terms of training and capacity building.