Department of Irrigation

Mission

Mission of the Northern Provincial Irrigation Department is providing sustainable irrigation, flood control, drainage and salt water exclusion facilities by managing the schemes in Provincial River basins.

Key Functions

Ensuring timely assistance of irrigation department staff in providing sustainable irrigation, drainage, Flood control and salt water exclusion facilities.

Crop diversification to high income yielding intensive agriculture.

Adoption of new appropriate water saving technology.

Increasing the rate of Groundwater recharge.

Regulating agriculture groundwater consumption.

Protecting groundwater resource from being exhausted or being polluted by sea water intrusion.

Improving mobility to facilitate recovery of underperforming schemes to their original designed performance level.

Improving the conditions of the existing Irrigation, Drainage, Flood Control and Salt Water Exclusion Schemes to original designed performance level

Promoting Conducive Working Environment to facilitate recovery of underperforming schemes to their original designed performance level.

Facilitating easy accessibility to Irrigation, Drainage, Flood Control and Salt Water Exclusion Schemes

Developing water resources to be shared between agriculture sector and other competitive sectors.

Reclaiming inundated low lying lands to be shared between agriculture sector and other competitive sectors.

Protecting low lying lands from floods to be shared between agriculture sector and other competitive sectors.

Reclaiming salt water intruded low lying lands to be shared between agriculture sector and other competitive sectors.

Building implementing Capacity of Irrigation Department

Vesting powers and responsibilities to beneficiaries (FO) for participatory management in Irrigation Schemes

Monitoring & Guiding FO's activities