The Chhattisgarh Sinchai Prabandhan Me Krishkon Ki Bhagidari Adhiniyam, an act to provide for farmers participation in the management of irrigation system and related matters was approved by the State legislative assembly in March 2006. The old Act "Chhattisgarh Sinchai Prabandhan Me Krishkon Ki Bhagidari Adhiniyam 1999" was repealed after enacting the new act.
The act explains the constitution of farmers organization and delineation of command area, in particular the delineation of water user’s area/ distributary area/ project area and constitution of Water Users Association, Distributary Committee and Project Committee.
The farmers’ organisation under the act may decide to federate and form a state level farmers federation to facilitate interactions of the state government and non government organizations with the farmers, to support farmers participation in management of irrigation systems and further to coordinate and deal with allied activities relating to irrigated agriculture. Furthermore, the State Government may be notification, constitute a Policy Committee.
The objects, powers and functions of the farmers’ organization are clearly laid out. The act has sections on - funds and resources of farmers organization, offences and penalties, settlement of disputes etc.,
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