Under Surface Water Clusters, canal command areas from Irrigation Projects / Gang Canal / IGNP Canal & Chambal Command system are selected as hydrological units. To achieve the objective under Surface Water Clusters the rehabilitation / modernization of canal system including canal structures and construction of needed canal structures would be done. Also installation and modernization of measuring devices would be taken up. The modernization of canal network will reduce the conveyance losses thus water use efficiency of the system would increase. With the increase in water saving crop production as well as other farm activities would possible in cluster. It will also develop and demonstrate the feasibility of water efficient agriculture as well as development of one or more value chain approaches.
The Surface Water clusters finalised in consultation with Water Resources Department under RACP are:
1. Gudha Irrigation Project (CCA-11380 ha) Bundi
2. Orai & Bassi Irrigation Projects (CCA-12510 ha) Chittorgarh.
3. Left Main Canal (LMC) of Jakham Irrigation Project (CCA-19529 ha) Dhariyawad, Pratapgarh.
4. Z- Distributary of Gang Canal System (CCA-12218 Ha.) Sriganganagar.
5. Phoolasar Distributary of Charanwala Branch (CCA-17970 Ha.) IGNP, Bikaner.
6. Kheruwala Distributary of Charanwala Branch (CCA-20965 Ha.) IGNP, Jaisalmer.
7. Palaitha Sub Branch of Chambal Right Main Canal (CCA-8003 Ha.) Anta, Baran.
Under re-structuring, the planning and implementation of Sub Plan related to Surface Water (Command Area) will be carried out by the Water Resources Department (GoR). All the procurement to implement activities under Surface Water Sub Plan will be done by Water Resource Department (WRD) as per Procurement Management Manual of RACP & World Bank Procurement Guidelines & Procedures. At the State Level Project Implementation Agency (PIU) is already established headed by Nodal Officer along with other supporting staff. A Project Implementation Agency (PIA) at cluster level is already established headed by the Executive Engineer in WRD, who will be responsible for planning and implementation of activities under surface water sub plan.
Quality Control & Quality Assurance will be done by the Quality Control & Vigilance Unit headed by Chief Engineer, Quality Control & Vigilance, Water Resources, Jaipur. Training to Water Resources officials and members of Farmers Organisations will be imparted by Irrigation Management & Training Institute (IMTI), Kota. Structures designing / approval as per need will be done from concerning Zonal Officer.