UPGRADING OF VILLAGE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS IN THUDDUVAIKULAM CASCADE IN VAVUNIYA/ANURADHARAPURA DISTRICT

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. The project period is 07- year project from 2017 to 2024.

Contract Agreement No : CGSC/CRIWMP/2018/01
Total Cost : 45.2M
Contract Period : January 2018 – October 2021

Contract Objective

Rehabilitation and improvement of the Thudduvakaikulam Cascade in Vavuniya/Anuradhapura Districts [38 Village Irrigation Systems, including 5 small anicut systems] and Meddle Rambewa (Mahameddawa) Cascade in Puttalam District [26 Village Irrigation systems, including 1 small anicut system].

Overall Goal

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