Social Mobilization Component of Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project

PROJECT LOCATION Bara, Parsa and Morang Districts
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 3
OTHER STAFF 4
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR MottMac Donald through ADB, Manila
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 18
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 24
START DATE (Month/Year) November 1996
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) April 1997
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES US $ 5,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Dr. Bekha L. Maharjan worked as Project Leader and was responsible for study design, project implementation, survey supervision, data analysis and report writing.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Under the Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project, social moblization component of (CGISP), activities in selected pilot sites of Bara, Parsa and Mahottari districts of Terai region were carried out. The specific objectives of the project included awareness raising among target groups about different opportunities and options in groundwater irrigation development, collection of socio-economic and agricultural data of the selected communities and collection of actual farm budget data of representative sample of households in the pilot sites to assess ability and willingness to pay for ground water irrigation investments and initiate implementation of the pilot project with assistance from Department of Irrigation (DOI) and Department of Agriculture (DOA) under existing credit facilities, however with targeted full cost recovery.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Social mobilization
  • Awareness raising
  • Formation of Water Users Groups
  • Participatory planning and targeting
  • Training for capacity building of Water Users Groups