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  • The existed Chief Engineer, Minor Irrigation wing of PWD has been redeployed to now existing Chief Engineer, Design Research and Construction Support Wing which is one of the functional CE's under WRO, PWD.
  • The tasks of Chief Engineer, DR&CS Wing include preparation of estimates and execution of Tank Modernisation, applied research in Hydraulics & Hydrology, Carring out Sedimentation and water Management studies in selected reservoirs/tanks in Tamilnadu.
  • The Chief Engineer, DR&CS is a nodal officer for formulation of the project proposals to Modernisation of the Minor Irrigation tanks under various funding agencies such as EEC Assistance,NABARD, WRCP under World Bank Assistance, Part II Scheme,13th Finance Commission-Grant-in-Aid(RTWB), RRR, etc. & gets necessary approval, Administrative Sanction  from the Govt. for execution.
  • Nodal officer for Preparation of Project Proposal for Coastal Protection Works under 13th finance commission, Scrutinisation of Coastal protection works Estimates getting necessary approval , Administrative Sanction and Financial sanction..
  • The activities of the Designs Circle, Institute of Hydraulics and Hydrology division, Tank Modernisation Circle are being coordinated and monitored by this wing.

Sanctioned Project Proposals under this wing are as follows:

  •  Rehabilitation of 566 tanks under European   Economic Assistance at an amount of Rs 126.99 Crore.
  •  Rehabilitation of 620 tanks in Palar,Vaigai and Thamaraparani Basins under WRCP Assistance at an amount of Rs 106 Crore.
  • Modernisation and Irrigation Management of 44 tanks under NABARD Assistance at an amount of Rs 14.66 Crore.
  • Modernisation  and Irrigation Management of 157 tanks under NABARD Assistance at an amount of Rs 148.42 Crore.
  • Modernisation  and Irrigation Management of 250 tanks under NABARD Assistance at an amount of Rs 68.42 Crore.
  • Modernisation  and Irrigation Management of 96 tanks under NABARD Assistance at an amount of Rs 20.97Crore.
  • Modernisation of 290 tanks under State fund Part II Scheme at an amount of Rs 62.50 Crore.
  • Modernisation of 46 tanks under Repair, Renovation and Restoration, Government of India funding  Pattern(75:25) at an amount of Rs 10.59 Crore.
  • Restoration of Traditional water Bodies for 689  tanks under 13Th Finance Commision at an amount of Rs 200 Crore.
  • Coastal Protection works under 13th Finance Commission at an amount of Rs 200 crore.

 

Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan 

  • A proposal to cover the sites not covered under 13th Finance Commission- Coastal Protection Works and for managing the 11 important estuaries along the coast.
  •  The estimate for an amount of Rs.474.00 Crore was prepared and submitted to the Director, Department of Environment, Chennai-15 under Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan.

Under Sanction:

  • Repair, Renovation and Restoration of  tanks with Domestic Support under XII Five Year Plan for 49 tanks in Drought Prone blocks of Vellore and Ramnad Districts of at an amount of Rs 27.38 Crore under Govt of India Funding Pattern 90:10.(Phase I)
  •  Repair, Renovation and Restoration of  tanks with Domestic Support under XII Five Year Plan for 56 tanks in Drought Prone blocks of Vellore,Sivagangai and Ramnad Districts of at an amount of Rs 27.31 Crore under Govt of India Funding Pattern 90:10.(Phase II)

Two Circles are functioning under this wing.

1.  Tank Modernisation Circle,Vellore.
    I) Tank Modernisation Division, Tindivanam
    II) Tank Modernisation Division, Vellore

 

2.  Institute of Hydraulics and Hydrology,Poondi
     I) Hydraulics Division, Poondi
     II) Watershed Management Board (WSMB) Division, Pollachi.

3.  SE ,Designs Circle

Attached to CE Plan Formulation from 01.11.2013.