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Convergence in NREGA
Maharashtra
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Areas of convergence
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Taking up of works on watershed approach
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Convergence with technical resource personnel empanelled
under IWMP
Construction of Rajeev Gandhi Seva Kendras
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Convergence with BRGF (Backward Region Grant Fund) & 13th
Finance Commission funds
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Convergence with State plan funds by District Planning
Committees
Construction of IHHL (Individual household latrines) under
TSC
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Convergence with Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan funds
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Profile- Maharashtra
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82% of the area is rainfed
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149 out of 355 blocks are DPAP blocks
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National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA) has recommended
watershed works to be taken up on a large scale for drought
proofing
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Serious drought conditions in Maharashtra in the summer of
2012 & 2013 (124 blocks notified as drought hit)
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Problems faced earlier
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Individual activities of watershed development were taken
up
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Continuous Contour trenches
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Farm ponds
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Cement plugs (drainage line)
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No integrated approach
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Limited impact
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Integrated DPR & detailed work wise estimates not prepared
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Watershed planning & estimation involves
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Proper identification of watershed
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Field survey
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Preparation of Detailed Project Report
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Preparation of work wise estimates
GPs do not have access to technically qualified resource
personnel
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Other examples
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Involvement of Technical resource providers like WoTR in
watershed projects of NABARD
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Funded by ITC
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Successful implementation in Jalna, Amravati & Parbhani
districts.
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IWMP
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Empanelment of technical resource organizations as project
implementation agency under IWMP
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Agencies empanelled after detailed evaluation by NABCONS
& YASHADA (State apex training academy)
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95 project implementing agencies
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10 State resource organizations
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Convergence framework
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Para 15.2 of operational guidelines of 2nd March 2013
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Mentions use of technical expertise of IWMP
Para 15.10.2
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Talks of convergence between IWMP & NREGA
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Watershed works
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Convergence instructions issued by State Government on 15
March 2013.
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State Government has permitted use of services of technical
agencies empanelled under IWMP
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Technical agencies to be compensated at the rate of Rs. 150/per hectare
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Works to be taken up in 15 districts
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10-15 micro watersheds (500 hectares each) per district
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Focus on districts with DPAP areas
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Focus on districts with hilly areas & tribal population
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Methodology
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Committee at district level headed by DPC (District Resource
Group)
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District Agriculture Officer & Senior Geologist are members
of the committee
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Role of district committee
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To identify technical resource agency from list of 105 agencies
empanelled under IWMP
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To identify micro watersheds & GPs (based on labour potential)
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Steps
Activity
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Field Survey
Technical resource agency
Preparation of DPR
Technical resource agency
Approval of DPR
Gram Sabha
Preparation of DPR
Technical resource agency
Technical & Administrative
sanction
Regular notified Government/ZP
authorities
Execution of works
Gram Panchayat
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Current status
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Works started in 2 districts
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DPR & estimate preparation in progress
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Works expected to start in other districts in November 2013
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Advantages
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Watershed works can be taken up in a integrated approach
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Technically competent resource organizations available
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DPCs can appoint agency without following protracted
procedure
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Works help in drought proofing
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Thank you