WING HEAD: ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL (STAT)
1. Coordination of Statistical work in other Wings and attached offices of the MOWR.
2. Technical advice to Statistical Personnel working in the Ministry on analysis of data.
Minor Irrigation Statistics Division
Divisional Head : DIRECTOR (STAT.)
(i) Implementation of Central Sector Plan scheme ‘Rationalisation of Minor Irrigation Statistics (RMIS)’
(ii) Supply of information pertaining to Minor Irrigation to various Divisions of the Ministry, Planning Commission, Central Water Commission, Central Ground Water Board, etc
(iii) Conduct of Census of Minor Irrigation Projects on quinquennial basis, ad hoc methodological studies and Sample Survey on Status of Minor Irrigation Schemes.
(iv) To review the performance of Statistical Cell created in different States/UTs under RMIS scheme
(v) Release of fund for Statistical Cell in States and UTs under RMIS scheme.
(vi) Release/revalidation of grants in aid to States/UTs for conduct of Census and Sample Survey of MI Schemes
(vii) Collection of Quarterly Progress Report on development of Minor Irrigation from different States/UTs, scrutiny of data and finalisation of All India/State wise figure relating to potential created/utilised in respect of Minor Irrigation Schemes.
(viii) Collection of Quarterly Progress Report on Institutional Finance for the development of Minor Irrigation Sector and compilation of figures relating to State/ All India on Institutional Finance.
(ix) Sample check of the data collected in the Census/Sample Survey of Minor Irrigation Schemes by States/UTs.
(x) Analytical studies on Minor Irrigation .
Rationalisation of Minor Irrigation Statistics Scheme:
The objective of the scheme is to build a comprehensive & reliable data base in the Minor Irrigation Sector for future planning. It has become necessary since Minor Irrigation Development in the States/UTs are taken up by multiple organizations and there is no unified agency for compiling data on Minor Irrigation in the totality of the State/UT. Under the Scheme, 312 posts are sanctioned in the Nodal Departments in States/UTs to coordinate the statistical activities for creation of sound & firm database of Minor Irrigation Sector. Central grants are given to each State/UT for maintenance of the Statistical cell and conduct of Census of Minor Irrigation Projects on quinquennial basis and ad hoc Sample Survey. These cells are responsible for furnishing Quarterly Progress Reports on development of Minor Irrigation in the totality of the state to the Ministry of Water Resources and fulfill other objectives of the Scheme.
The RMIS scheme, started in VII Plan as independent Centrally Sponsored Plan scheme, has been converted into Central Sector scheme under the broad scheme ‘Development of Water Resources Information System’ in XI Plan.
(a) Census of Minor Irrigation schemes:
Under the scheme three censuses of Minor Irrigation projects with reference years 1986-87, 1993-94 and 2000-01 respectively were completed & the reports have been published. Fourth Census has been launched by the Ministry with reference year 2006-07. The States are completing the field data collection and have taken up the processing of data.
(b) Finalisation of Minor Irrigation Statistics for the year 2007-08:
Based on the Quarterly Progress Reports on development of Minor Irrigation from State/UTs the Minor Irrigation Statistics for the year 2006-07 has been finalized. The statement for 2007-08 is under finalization.
(c) Finalisation of Institutional Investment for the year 2007-08:
The Institutional Investment for development of Minor Irrigation Sector for the year 2007-08 has been finalised through the information received from NABARD.
During the financial year 2008-09 a provision of Rs. 7.09 crore has been made for implementation of RMIS scheme. Of this, Rs. 5.87 crore has been released to different States/UTs for salary and allowances of the Statistical cell and conduct of activities under the Minor Irrigation census. The releases are based on completion of various stages of work and receipt of utilization certificate in respect of earlier releases. A statement showing State-wise releases in 2008-09 (upto August 2008) for different activities is enclosed
State wise Expenditure statenment under RMIS Schemes