From The Director's Desk
The state of Uttar Pradesh embarked upon a program of executing a number of irrigation
and power projects. The convoluted field investigation and design of water resources
projects necessitated the establishment of irrigation Research Institute in 1926.
Very little capacity building program was undertaken by this research institute.
The need of Capacity building in the domain of Water and Land management was sprouted
during seventies. The water and land management institute (WALMI) came into existence
during 1984. The basic objective of the institute was to train farmers and the line
agency officials of the Irrigation Department Uttar Pradesh. After proclamation
of the Uttar Pradesh State Water Policy - 1998' WALMI became the hub of the training
The new domain of activities of the institute is organizing foundation and refresher
course for officials, officers of the irrigation department and other stakeholders,
such as, farmers, water user associations, local government bodies, officials and
officers of agriculture department, command area development Authorities and NGOs.
Institute conducts sensitization and awareness programs for PIM activities. Specialized
training on application of modern techniques, computers, remote sensing, and geographical
information system are also conducted. Monitoring and evaluation of irrigation projects
are also undertaken. Institute provide consultation on different aspects of land,
water and agriculture management to the ministry of water resources (MoWR), Pilot
projects, Action research projects, Socio economic surveys, Impact assessment, Environmental
surveys, impact assessment, Environmental surveys, are also conducted. Institute
organizes Seminars and workshop for knowledge dissemination.
From a modest beginning the role of the institute kept changing over time and now
its role is multifaceted and specialized. The training calendar of the institute
has been prepared to cater the need of water and land management stakeholders. I
hope this will serve your institutes need.