The Goa Department of Water Resources is created in order to Harness, Utilize, Protect and Regulate the water resources in the State of Goa so as to make optimal use of the same and also save this precious resources for posterity.The Goa Department of Water Resourcesis in-charge of (i) Major and Medium Irrigation Works (ii) Minor Irrigation Works (iii) Allied sectors of Command Area Development (iv) Flood Control, Anti-Sea Erosion and Drainage Works and (v) Minor Irrigation Works under Hill Area/Western Ghats Development Programme (HADP/WGDP). Other works include Conservation of Water Resources, Water Shed Development and Development of Water Resources for domestic and industrial use. Its Jurisdiction extends over the entire State of Goa

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To know the details please refer orderNo.37-1/98-CE-WR-ADM-II/492, dated23/09/2005.  to ask the information for ‘APIO/PIO’ of the concerned jurisdiction.

All the completed Irrigation Projects have an Operation and Maintenance Division which is headed by an Executive Engineer. The Executive Engineer in charge of the Operation and Maintenance Division may be contacted to get water released through the Canal system. 

Yes, the Executive Engineer in charge of the Dam/Head Works will issue necessary warnings through Press/Media etc, well in advance about the opening of Dam shutters/Canal systems, warning the Public to take care, and not to allow people/cattle graze in river beds etc.

The Executive Engineer of Water Resource (Major Irrigation) Division is the officer to take immediate action in the case of a breach of a river or Costal erosion in beaches under his jurisdiction.

The Executive Engineer of Water Resource (Major Irrigation) Division is the officer to take immediate action in the case of a breach of a river or Costal erosion in beaches under his jurisdiction.

The Water Resources Department implements Schemes for  construction of wells for irrigation  purpose under Minor Irrigation ( through out) Goa and under Western Ghat Development programme  in three Talukas i.e.Sattari, Sanguem Canacona for group of farmers and under Irrigation wells scheme (subsidy)for indiviual/Group of farmers(Please refer Notification No.  80-1/CE-DWER-EO/2001-02/1394 dt.24/1/2004.at Appendix-VII)The beneficiaries are requested to refer Circular No.25-2/SE-CPO-DWR/2002-03/454, dated: 17th , December, 2002 as Appendix - I. 

The beneficiaries may approach below mentioned officers as per type of well/ jurisdiction indicated below:

Sr.No.

Type of Work

Site in

 Concerned Officers

1.

Dug Wells

North Goa

Executive Engineer, Works Division-I (W.R.D.), Patto, Panaji-Goa.

2.

Dug Wells

South Goa except Canacona

Executive Engineer, Works Division-II, (W.R.D.), Irrigation Complex,Gogal, Margao-Goa.

3.

Dug Wells

Canacona

Executive Engineer, Works Division-XI(W.R.D.),, Irrigation Complex, Gogal, Margao- Goa.

4.

Shallow & Bore Wells

Throughout Goa

Executive Engineer, Works Division-III,( (W.R.D.),), Ponda-Goa.

5.

Irrigation wells under subsidy scheme

North Goa &

Executive Engineer, Works Division-I ((W.R.D.),), Patto, Panaji-Goa.

South Goa

Executive Engineer, Works Division-II, (W.R.D.), Irrigation Complex ,Gogal, Margao-Goa.

 

The work will be taken up with the approval of the Government based on feasibility studies and availability of resources .The beneficiaries are required to pay water rates as per Notification No.309/83/CE- Irrg.Dt. 1/2./1988 (Vide Appendix-II) or its revision  from time to time. You have to submit the proposal along with the documents mentioned in circular No.25-2/SE-CPO-DWR/2002-03/454 dated 17-12-2002 (Refer Appendix-I) to the concerned Officers of the Water Resources Department.

In case of perennial nallah with low banks, a Bandhara or Weir can be constructed for heading and diversion of water from the stream. You have to submit the proposal along with the documents mentioned in circular No.25-2/SE-CPO-DWR/2002-03/454 dated 17-12-2002( Refer Appendix-I) to the concerned Officers of the Water Resources Department. The Jurisdiction is mentioned below:

Sr.No.

If nallah is located in

  Concerned  Officers

1.

 

North Goa

 

Executive Engineer, Works Division-I, (W.R.D.), Patto,Panaji –Goa.

2.

 

 

South Goa except Canacona Taluka

 

Executive Engineer, Works Division-II, (W.R.D.)Irrigation Complex, Gogal, Margao-Goa.

3.

 

Canacona taluka

Executive Engineer, Works Division-XI(W.R.D), Irrigation Complex, Gogal, Margao- Goa.

 

The work will be taken with the approval of the Government  based on feasibility studies and availability of resources .The beneficiaries will have to pay water rates as per NotificationNo.309/83/CE- Irrg.Dt. 1/2./1988 or its revision  from time to time. (Vide Appendix-II).

The Water Resources Department takes up such works. The work will be taken up with the approval of the Government based on feasibility studies and availability of resources .The beneficiaries are required to pay water rates as per Notification No.309/83/CE- Irrg.Dt. 1/2./1988 (Vide Appendix-II) or its revision  from time to time. You have to submit the proposal along with the documents mentioned in circular No.25-2/SE-CPO-DWR/2002-03/454 dated 17-12-2002( Refer Appendix-I) ) to the concerned Officers of the Water Resources Department.

The Government is constructing lift  irrigation schemes for benefits of the farmer. The Water Resources Department takes up such works. The work will be taken up with the approval of the Government based on feasibility studies and availability of resources .The beneficiaries are required to pay water rates as per Notification No.309/83/CE- Irrg.Dt. 1/2./1988 (Vide Appendix-II) or its revision  from time to time. You have to submit the proposal along with the documents mentioned in circular No.25-2/SE-CPO-DWR/2002-03/454 dated 17-12-2002 (Refer Appendix-I) to the concerned Officers of the Water Resources Department and also should submit application for water for irrigation as per Form No.-5( Pl. refer Appendix-V)afetr completion of the work and should execute Form of Security Bond in Form No. 6( Appendix : VI).

 

The documents should be sent to the following Officers of the Water Resources Department mentioned as per jurisdiction:

 

Sr.No.

The Fields fall in

Concerned Officers

1.

North Goa

Executive Engineer, Works Division-I, (W.R.D.) , Patto,Panaji –Goa.

2.

South Goa except Canacona

Executive Engineer, Works Division-II,, Irrigation Complex,  Gogal, Margao-Goa.

3.

Canacona taluka

Executive Engineer, Works Division-XI (W.R.D.), Irrigation Complex, Gogal, Margao- Goa.

 

a)  I WANT TO LIFT WATER FROM A NALLAH/ RIVER FOR IRRIGATING MY FIELDS. WHOM I SHOULD APPROACH?

b)  I WANT TO DRAW WATER FROM A NALLAH/ RIVER/ CANAL FOR NON-  IRRIGATION PURPOSE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

 

You are supposed to obtain N.O.C. for lifting of water from the Canal Officers with  Jurisdiction mentioned below :

Sr. No

Nallah Located

  Concerned Officers/ Canal Officer

1.

District-North Goa

Executive Engineer, Works Division-I, (W.R.D.), Patto,Panaji –Goa.

2.

District- South Goa

Executive Engineer, Works Division-II, (W.R.D.), Irrigation Complex, Gogal, Margao-Goa.

The application shall be submitted in the form No. 8 (Vide Appendix-III) along with  Security Bond  in the Form No. 6 ( vide Appendix-VI) as per Irrigation Act, 1973.

Water Resources Department  carries out the improvement to the spring tanks and also construct new tanks for irrigation. The work will be taken up with the approval of the Government based on feasibility studies and availability of resources.The beneficiaries are required to pay water rates as per Notification No.309/83/CE- Irrg.Dt. 1/2./1988 (Vide Appendix-II) or its revision  from time to time. You have to submit the proposal along with the documents mentioned in circular No.25-2/SE-CPO-DWR/2002-03/454 dated 17-12-2002 (Refer Appendix-I) to the concerned Officers of the Water Resources Department.

The Water Resources Department takes up the flood protection measures to avoid the damages due to flooding. The Department has built up embankments at Sanquelim and Bicholim for such purposes. If your area is effected by flooding resulting in damages to property and lives, the work will be taken up with the approval of the Government based on feasibility studies and availability of resources. You have to submit the proposal along with the documents mentioned in circular No.25-2/SE-CPO-DWR/2002-03/454 dated 17-12-2002(Refer Appendix-I)  to the concerned Officers of the Water Resources Department.

In case your area is affected by sea erosion you may request to the Executive Engineer mentioned at Q.No. -2. The Department will take up the work after techno-economic studies and as per the availability of funds.

In case, the nallah siltation is in an area other than Municipal area you may write  to the Panchayat to request the Executive Engineer mentioned at Q.No.-2 to take up above desilting of the nallah mentioning the details of beneficiaries.

The Department will take up the work after techno-economic studies and as per the availability of funds.

The agricultural land below the main canal water level forms command area.

It is integrated programme involving both Irrigation and Agricultural activities to assist  farmers in land, water and crop management.

It is an organisation created for the implementation of Command Area Development Programme. In Goa it is headed by the  Superintending Engineer in Water Resources Department since 1980.

 The address of the Command Area Development Authority.

The Superintending Engineer, CADA Circle,

       Irrigation Complex, Gogal, Margao, Goa.

 

 

The addresses of the Executive Engineers in charge of Salaulim, AnjunemIrrigation Projects and address of the Managing Director, GTIDC( Goa Tillari Irrigation Development Corpration) are given below :

Name of the Project

Addresses of the canal Officers/ concerned officers

Anjunem Irrigation Project

Executive Engineer, Works Division-V(W.R.D.), Anjunem Irrigation Project, Karapur- Tisk, Sanquelim- Goa.

Salaulim

Executive Engineer, Works Division-XIV,( W.R.D), Irrigation Complex, Gogol, Margao- Goa.

Tillari

Managing Director, GTIDC (Goa Tillari Irrigation Development Corporation), Junta-House (Annexe),  5th Floor, 18-June Road , Panaji-Goa.

 

It is an organisation created for the implementation of Command Area Development Programme. In Goa it is headed by the  Superintending Engineer in Water Resources Department since 1980.

 The address of the Command Area Development Authority.

The Superintending Engineer, CADA Circle, Irrigation Complex, Gogal, Margao, Goa.

 
The addresses of the Executive Engineers in charge of Salaulim, AnjunemIrrigation Projects and address of the Managing Director, GTIDC( Goa Tillari Irrigation Development Corpration) are given below :

Name of the Project

Addresses of the canal Officers/ concerned officers

Anjunem Irrigation Project

Executive Engineer, Works Division-V(W.R.D.), Anjunem Irrigation Project, Karapur- Tisk, Sanquelim- Goa.

Salaulim

Executive Engineer, Works Division-XIV,( W.R.D), Irrigation Complex, Gogol, Margao- Goa.

Tillari

Managing Director, GTIDC (Goa Tillari Irrigation Development Corporation), Junta-House (Annexe),  5th Floor, 18-June Road , Panaji-Goa.

 

Under CAD Programme field channels are constructed within the Command of each outlet. You can approach the respective Executive Engineer in charge of your Command area with a request to construct field channels.

 

The persons desiring to have supply of water to his fields for irrigation from the canal in the command area has to apply in Form No. 5 (Vide Appendix-V) along with the security bond in Form No. 6 (Vide Appendix-VI) as per Irrigation Act, 1973, to the Canal Officer/ concerned officers mentioned in Q.No.-12 above.

Land levelling and shaping is to be done for making changes in the topography of the land surface and easing of slope to make it fit  for uniform distribution of water. Agricultural wings attached to CADA Divisions will advise you in development of your plot for getting water for Irrigation. You may approach the Executive  Engineers and the  Managing Director, GTIDC( Goa Tillari Irrigation Development Corporation) mentioned below :

Sl.No.

 Name of the Project

 Address of the Division/GTIDC

1.

Anjunem Irrigation Project

Executive  Engineer,    Works Division-V,(W.R.D.),   Karapur, Sanquelimi-Goa.

2.

Salaulim Irrigation Project

Executive  Engineer,    Works Division-XIV,(W.R.D.), Irrigation Complex, Goagl, Margao.

3.

Tillari Irrigation Project

Managing Director, GTIDC(Goa Tillari Irrigation Development Corporation), Junta-House   (Annexe), 5th Floor, 18-June Road, Panaji-Goa.

 

Warabandi is system of rotation of supply of water according to a  predetermine schedule as per area and crop needs specifying the day, time and duration of supply to each holding to ensure equitable water distribution among farmers of an outlet command.

One of the objective of the CAD- Programme is conjunctive use of surface and ground water. You can dig an open well at your  cost with prior permission from local authorities. You can approach the Canal Officer of your area mentioned at Q.No.-12 above.

You may approach any one of the Officer mentioned below for proper advice.

1.       THE DY. DIRECTOR(AGRICULTURE)

           CADA-CIRCLE, IRRIGATION COMPLEX,

           GOGAL, MARGAO.

2.        INPUT AND EXTENSION INCHARGE

           CADA-CIRCLE, IRRIGATION COMPLEX,

           GOGAL, MARGAO.

           Note: Both Officers are of S.I.P.

3.        THE WATER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST,

           AGRICULTURE OFFICER,

           WORKS DIVISION-V,

           WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT,

           KARAPUR- TISK,

           SANQUELIM- GOA.

  The steps involved in formation of water distribution co-operative society are as follows:

i.       The selection for command area for the formation of  water distribution co-operative societies: Generally 100 ha. Of land or area under one unit  of distribution system is considered for formation of society. However, this can very depend on site situation. Documents such as command area, length of  water-course, crops grown, list of beneficiaries and  command map to be prepared for preparing the registration proposal.

ii.       Motivation of farmers  for the formation of the Society :

          Selection of farmers leaders on each outlet/ water course, direct outlet etc. Regular meetings to be taken so that 100% farmers are motivated for the formation of the society. Minimum 51% of the total number of farmers should decide to form the water distribution co-operative society.

iii.       Minimum of 51% of the total number of farmers should take a meeting for the formation of water distribution co-operative society and should take following resolution.

        a)   Election of promoters atleast 11 promoters and one chief promoter among them who will be authorised to sign documents for registration.

        b)    Selection of name of the society.

        c)    Selection of  area of  operation of the society.

        d)    Object of the society i.e. distribution of irrigation water maintenance and repairs of the structures,  collection of water rates and remittance to the Water Resources Department. Keeping 10%  of the total collection of the working capital.

iv     On written request from the Chief Promoter of the  proposed society, the Superintending Engineer, CADA will issue letter regarding the command area, length of water course and the financial assistance that will be made available to the society on registration and taking over of the water distribution system.

v.         Preparation of registration proposal duly signed by the 11 promoters and submitting to the Assistant  Registrar of the Co-operative Societies, along with letter from the Superintending Engineer, CADA at Sr. No. – IV above.

vi.    Opening of the Bank account in the name of the Chief Promoter.

vii.    On reciept of the registration order  initiate formalities as per Co-operative Society’s Act, Rules and the Bye- laws.

Item Nos. ‘i to iv’ are looked after by the concerned Assistant Engineers and item No. ‘v to vii’ are dealt by Credit incharge, CADA.

The water distribution Co-operative Societies formed by the farmers beneficiaries will get the following facilities from the Government.

  1. The Societies will get 10%  of the water rates collected based on the cropping pattern and approved rates by the Government. The amount can  be kept as working capital.
  2. For repair and maintenance of the water course in the command of the society, the Government will give Rs. 5/- per meter length of water course to the societies.
  3. Managerial subsidy at the rate of Rs. 600/- per Ha for the one time payment.will be granted by the Government, which will be contributed by the Central Governent at the rate of Rs.270/- per Ha and State Government at the rate of Rs.270/- per Ha. and W.U.A has to contribute Rs.60.00 per ha.
  4. The Water User's Associations( W.U.A.) registered as Class-V in the Water Resources Department,the works of maintainance  of canal/ water course/ Field channels is awarded without call of tender to the W.U.A. who have registered as Class-V contractor  in  W.R.D.at the estimated cost prepared based on prevailing Goa Scheduled of Rates.

The formation of societies and handing over the water distribution to the societies have helped in equitable distribution of water where earlier there were problems.

Person to be contacted for more details:

  1. Superintending Engineer – CADA.
  2. Credit Incharge in the office of the Superintending Engineer, CADA , Irrigation Complex,  Gogal, Margao.

The CAD Authority assists  the farmer to obtain credit  for  fencing and also for crop  cultivation by  processing  and forwarding  the loan cases to the  Co-operative / Nationalised banks according to their service area. For  this purpose one credit incharge is posted in the  CADA office of Gogol- Margao. The farmer may contact this officer for assistance.

You can contact Dy. Director of Agriculture(CADA) or the Input or Extension Incharge(CADA)  of the water management specialist at the address mentioned at Sl.No.-19.

You can contact Dy. Director of Agriculture(CADA) or the Input or Extension Incharge(CADA)  of the water management specialist at the address mentioned at Sl.No.-19  and receive directions as per  Form III( pl. refer Appendix-IX).

Under CAD programme, the Department is taking up construction of village roads in order  to enable the farmers to transport their farm produce.

These works are taken up as per funds availability. The  land required for these roads is to be made available by the famers thmselves. They have to approach the Executive Engineeer of their area.

In order to strengthen the exixting market facilities available in the  Command of Salaulim and Anjunem Irrigation Projects, two big market complexes have been construction as detailed below:

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THESE MARKET COMPLEX

a)   CURCHOREM MARKET COMPLEX

      i)   No of shops                      26 Nos.

      ii)   No of stalls for fish &  vegetables vendors           45 Nos.

      iii)  Hall                                    One No. available for different social activities on rent.

 b)    SANQUELIM IN A.I.P. COMMAND AREA

       i)  No. of shops                      13 Nos.

       ii)  No. of stalls                       48 Nos.

In addition to above smaller markets in some Panchayat areas within command area are also constructed.

c)    SALAULIM COMMAND AREA

        i)   Rivona

        ii)  Morlem, with 7 shops each.

For details of the market complexes under SIP, Executive Engineer Works Division XIV,   ( W.R.D.), Irrigation Complex,Gogal, Margao may be contacted and similarly for A.I.P. Executive Engineer, Works Division-V(W.R.D), Anjunem Irrigation Project, Karapur-Tisk, Sanquelim-Goa, may be  contacted.

To execute any work in the Water Resources Department one has to enlist as a Contractor as per Notification No. 7/10-5/2004-PWD/EC/114, dt. 2-8-2004( Vide Appendix-X) or its modification from time to time; he has to apply in the application form(Vide Appendix-X) along with two identity card photos and documents/ certificates according to class of registration in Notification mentioned above and payment of registration fees as per Notification 7/10-5/89-PWD-277, dated1-01-2001 or it's modfication from time to time.( Pl. refer Appendix – XI).The fees for obtaining the tender documents is as per Notification No.2-3-80-CE-PWD-EO/278, dated 29-12-2000. or it's modfication from time to time.( Pl. refer Appendix - XII).

For further details he may approach the Engineering Officer, Office of the  Chief Engineer,(W.R.D.), Junta-House( Annexe), Panaji. To get the works in the Department he will have to quote for the tender and succeed in competition.

This governs under the Goa Ground Water Regulation Act 2002( Pl. refer Appendix – XIV) and Rules 2003 (Pl. refer Appendix – XV ) and Amendments Rules 2005 ( Pl. refer Appendix –XVI )and Amendments time to time. The beneficiaries shall apply in the prescribed proforma to the Ground Water Officer as per the location of source  jurisdiction as follows :

Location of sources from where water is to be transported

Ground Water Officer concerned.

Talukas:

Ground Water Officer North

i.e. Executive Engineer, W.D.I., W.R.D. Patto, Panaji-Goa.

(1) Pernem, Bardez, Bicholim,  Sattari and Tiswadi

(2)       Ponda, Sanguem, Salcete,   Canacona, Quepem, Mormugao

Ground Water Officer South

i.e. Executive Engineer, W.D.II, W.R.D., Irrigation Complex,Gogal- Margao

 

To register any existing well it is to be declared to fall  in the scheduled area as per Goa Ground Water Regulation Act 2002 (Goa Act 1 of 2002).  Then he should apply to the Ground Water Officer as per Rule 3 (1) of North-Goa or South Goa as per the jurisdiction in the prescribed proforma – Form – I of Notification.(Pl. refer  Appendix : XV and XVI ).

To sink a well  one has to apply to the Ground Water Officer concerned i.e. North-Goa or South-Goa as per the jurisdiction depend on the location of the well.  In case the well falls in scheduled area declared as per the Goa Ground Water Regulation Act-2002 one should use prescribed proforma Form – II for making application and that of non-scheduled area one should use prescribed proforma Form – IX of Notification Appendix : XV and XVI.

To know the details of the land acquired he should contact Managing Director, GTIDC, Panaji or the special land acquisition Officer (SLAO), North, Goa Tillari Irrigation Development Corporation (GTIDC), Karaswada, Bardez-Goa and concerned Executive Engineers.

To know the details of the land acquired he should contact the special land acquisition Officer (SLAO), North, Karaswada , Bardez-Goa and SLAO, South, Gogal–Margao and concerned Executive Engineers.

Goa Tillari Irrigation Development Corporation is a part and parcel of W.R.D. and established to make a special provision and mobilization  of resources for completion of the Tillari Irrigation Project, a joint venture of the Government of Goa and Govt. of Maharashtra in time bound manner. 

Yes. To Know the details of roof top rainwater Harvesting you should contact Executive Engineer,-W.D.-I , W.R.D. , Panaji for North-Goa and Executive Engineer,-W.D.-II , W.R.D. , Margao   for South –Goa, Panaji. Please refer the Notification No.4-4/EO –WRD/450 , dated 16/10/2008 Published in official Gazette Government of Goa Series-I No.30 dated 23/10/2008. which deals with policy on Rainwater Harvesting. The Government provides subsidies on reimbursement basis , also institute an ‘Annual  Award’ carrying a citation and cash prize for the best  Rainwater Harvesting practices in the State.

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