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.
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
Provide efficient and effective need based extension services to farming community and other needy people for optimum utilization of resources to achieve an equitable sustainable agriculture development and commercial farming for sound socio-economic development of the province.
Provide knowledge and skills in agricultural field to the farming community and make them to adopt improved technologies through demonstrations, field days, training, meetings, group discussions, campaigns etc.
Provide agricultural training to the needy farmers in the field of agriculture in 161 AI ranges and 5 DATCs.
Transform 5 DATCs as agro technological parks and maintain them.
Conduct agricultural exhibitions in 5 DATCs and selected farmers’ fields
Take the farmers on field tour to research stations, training centers, other farmer’s field etc within the province and other parts of the country for educating them and create necessary attitudinal changes to adopt new technologies.
Supply seeds, planting material, farm equipment, machinery, tools to the needy resettled and vulnerable farmers.
Produce seeds and planting materials in the Government Seed Production Farm and through contract growing system.
Establish farms and maintain in selected locations as demonstration sites and seed production units.
Build up the capacity of the staff through regular in-service training with the reconstruction of In- Service Training Institute in Kilinochchi and recommencement of its training activities.
Mobilize farmers as commodity based societies and support them to undertake production in commercial scale and market produce in organized manner.