Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Program (AIBP)

Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Program (AIBP) was launched by Government of India during 1996-97 to provide financial assistance to State Governments with the aim of speeding up the implementation of on-going irrigation projects. Monitoring of the projects covered under the AIBP is periodically done by the Central Water Commission with the help of its regional offices situated all over the country. The conventional monitoring is done through discussions with field authorities and random field checks which often is inadequate in bringing out the factual status. High resolution satellite data from Cartosat-1 and Cartosat-2 is successfully used for inventory of canal network and other irrigation infrastructure, facilitating objective assessment of physical status with reference to a given time frame (as on the date of satellite data acquisition). The satellite inventoried data with respect to canals and structures can be used not only to prepare canal wise per cent progress but also to identify gaps if any indicating the status of infrastructure. This also facilitates in identifying the critical gaps and bottlenecks in the projects


NRSC, ISRO has successfully demonstrated the assessment of irrigation potential created through inventory of irrigation infrastructure derived from satellite data. Initially, 103 projects (Phase I-53 and Phase II-50) were carried out by NRSC/ISRO. Based on the utility of such studies, Central Water Commission (CWC) decided to use the satellite data and web services through ISRO-Bhuvan for online monitoring of 150 ongoing projects biannually (pre monsoon & post-monsoon) from the year 2013.


This facility enables CWC Officials periodic inventory of irrigation infrastructure created and assess its status including the canal wise physical progress and identification of gap areas before proceeding on field visit. It will also assist in identifying the critical areas requiring field verification thus significantly reducing the period of visit. Based on the satellite derived irrigation infrastructure information, monitoring report can be prepared. The facility would provide for near real time online monitoring of AIBP funded irrigation projects, including report generation and viewing of spatial irrigation infrastructure information pertaining to 103 projects completed earlier. near real time monitoring of the progress of AIBP funded irrigation projects.

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Agra Canal | Martand Alisagar LIS | Maskinala Amaravati | Mukteshwar Anandapur Muvattupuzha Annamayya | Nagarjunasagar Bahula | Nandur Madhmeshwar Bansagar | Narmada Canal Bhima | Orni Reservoir Bordikorai | Pahumara Champamati | Panchana Chaskaman | Potteru Chauli | Purna Damanganga | Dhansiri | Rajghat Eastern Ganga | Ranbir Gandorinala | Rengali Ganga | Salauli Gataprabha | Salki Gosikhurd | Sarada Sahayak Gumti | Sarayu Gundlakamma | Sason Guntanala | Shahnehar Guthpa LIS | Shivna Takli HesdeoBango Report | Shivnath Diversion Hirehalla | Sidhata H.K.Doab | Sindh Indira Gandhi Nahar Project | Sipu Igophey | Somasila Indirasagar | Sone Jamuna | Sri Ram Sagar Project Stage 2 Jayakwadi | Sri Ram Sagar Project Stage1 Jonk | Sardar Sarovar Project Jurala | Subarnarekha Kallada | Sukhi Kangsabati | Surya Kansjore | Swarnamukhi Karanja | Teesta Karjan | Thoubal Kasarsai | Tillari Kathua | Upper Bari Doab Canal Khowai | Upper Ganga and Madhya Ganga Canal Khuga | Upper Krishna Project Stage 2 Krishna | Upper Krishna Project Stage-I Kukadi | Upper Wainganga Kumbhi | Upper Kiul Latratu | Upper Kolab Madduvalasa | Upper Penganga Mahanadi | Upper Wardha Mahi Bajaj Sagar | Veligallu Malaprabha | Wan Watrak | Upper Indravati Western Kosi | Vamsadhara Ph-I

Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Program (AIBP)