UPGRADING OF VILLAGE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS IN DIVUL WEWA, KARAMBA AND MINIHETTI CASCADES IN ANURADHAPURA DISTRICTS

Funding Source and Objective

Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the funding source aimed at strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events. The Project will directly benefit 750,000 people living in the three river basins; Mi Oya, Malwathu Oya and Yan Oya, directly through investments in irrigation, drinking water and disaster risk management and further 770,000 people with indirect benefits from the project interventions in capacities and early warning systems. Project period is 07- year project from 2017 to 2024.

Contract Agreement No : RFQ/CRIWMP/2017/02
Total Cost : 52M
Contract Period : June 2020 – June 2022

Contract Objective

Rehabilitation and improvement of Divul Wewa cascade system consist of 16 minor irrigation tanks and 1 anicut scheme. The cascade is located in Medawachchiya Divisional secretariat area in Anuradhapura district. The Karamba Wewa cascade system consist of 08 minor irrigation tanks. The cascade is located in Medawachchiya Divisional secretariat area in Anuradhapura district.

Final Out Put

Final achievement of this project is to rehabilitate the irrigation system for its operational sustainability considering as whole cascade and restore the cascade ecosystem with enhanced biodiversity to provide adequate and good quality water for all needs of the community.