India nationals: Irrigation Planning & Design Engineer for SIMP-Phase 2

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

India 🇮🇳

Expertise: Irrigation
Expertise Group: Agriculture/Rural Development

Consultant Source: International
TOR Keywords: Irrigation Management, irrigation Modernization

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The Support for Irrigation Modernization Program–Phase 2 Consultants team (consultants) will: (i)
prepare irrigation modernization plans for at least four major and medium irrigation (MMI) schemes
(subprojects) in four states (Haryana, Karnatka, Maharahstra, and Rajasthan); and (ii) initiate
knowledge and awareness programs and study tours activities. The consultants will comprise a mix of 2
international and 8 national experts. Subject to time and resources, the consultants may also be asked
to (i) include an additional two subprojects (Purna, and Chambal); and (ii) undertake additional studies
on the state’s water resources and irrigation sector, as requested by ADB and in consultation with the
Central Water Commission (CWC), Department of Water Resources (DoWR), and the participating state

The consultants will coordinate with and use the information and data provided by the Central Irrigation
Modernization Office (CIMO) and the State Irrigation Modernization Units (SIMUs). Extensive consultation
is needed to ensure full ownership of the processes and outputs by both CWC, DoWR River Development and
Ganga Rejuvenation (RD&GR) and the participating state governments. The key studies required in the
preparation of the modernization plan and the flow chart for the process are provided in the attached
Annex 1 and the SIMP Phase 1 final reports are available on request to ADB. Detailed explanations of the
work required for each of these studies are provided in SIMP Phase 1 Final Report, Volume II Section 2I
– studies, investigations, and schedule for the first batch of irrigation modernization plans. The
consultants are to review the guidance material and advise on recommended adjustments, as needed, to
meet the requirements of this assignment and the states’ objectives for the subprojects.

Scope of Work

The international Irrigation Planning and Design Engineer will provide leadership in the engineering
options and choices for scheme modernization. This will relate to modernization options and choices to
be made at all levels, from the headworks through to field and drainage system. The options and choices
will include measures to improve the efficiency and productivity of groundwater use within the
irrigation command, including measures for conjunctive use with surface water and energy analysis for
micro irrigation including options for use of alternate renewable energy sources.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

  1. Carry out for each subproject, technical studies and analysis related to current status and for
    engineering options for scheme modernization on the basis of the RAP-MASSCOTE exercise’s recommendations.
  2. Based on the technical studies and analysis identify and prepare engineering proposals for improved
    water control, measurement, and management for each subproject.
  3. Based on above, prepare options for preliminary modernization plans for each subproject to respective
    participating state SIMU/WRD and CIMO/CWC for review and comment.
  4. Finalize irrigation modernization plans for each subproject based on review and comments received
    from the respective participating state SIMU/WRD and CIMO/CWC.
  5. Contribute to planning and conducting with CIMO/SIMU, a workshop on each draft IMP with respective
    participating state SIMU and a workshop on draft final TA outputs with CIMO/SIMU.
  6. Design and conduct a training program on modern irrigation planning and design for CIMO/SIMU staff
    and WRD staff of other interested states.
  7. Support the Team Leader in liaising with CIMO/CWC, SIMU/state WRD and ADB on implementation of the TA
    activities and in preparing and submitting Inception, Interim, progress and final reports.
  8. Contribute in specialist areas to the preparation of guidelines/manual for MMI modernization under
    SIMP to be published as a CWC Technical Note.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The specialist will have post-graduate degree in irrigation engineering or similar with at least 15
years of international experience in irrigation planning and design, including modern irrigation systems.

Minimum General Experience: 15 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 15 Years





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