UPGRADING OF VILLAGE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS IN PALUGASWEWA CASCADE IN 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. Project period is 07- year project from 2017 to 2024.

Contract Agreement No : PS/ESDR/2017/12
Total Cost : 18.1M
Contract Period : August 2017 – May 2020

Contract Objective

Rehabilitation and improvement of the Mamunugama and Anguruwella Cascades in Kurunegala District which contains 17 Village Irrigation Systems (VIS).

Overall Goal

Proposed all rehabilitation works were completed in the irrigation system the 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.