Activity Rehabilitation of Irrigation and Drainage Pumps at Wageningen (update)
Country India, Suriname
Last update: 18/10/2018
Lead organisation organisation details Ministery of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
Budget US - US Dollar 8,640,000
Countries: India, Suriname 
Summary The Government of Suriname is responsible for policy and developing the agricultural sector in Suriname. Moreover, the aim is to become and maintain as one of the main food suppliers in the region. In this respect, efforts to boost the production of rice and rice products are for long time a priority area of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. These efforts include not only research and development of new rice variants and crops, but also improvement of main infrastructure and efficiency. As such, the Ministry has assessed already for some time that to rehabilitate and renew the pumping station (PS) at SML Wageningen in district Nickerie.

The Wageningen pumps are used for drainage and irrigation of the rice field plantation. The pumps are required to handle drain water with soft solids. These pumps being existence over the last sixty years are the main source of water handling and call for uninterrupted operation.
Background One of the main objectives of the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Husbandry and Fisheries is to create the circumstances for agriculture production.
With a rehabilitated and the expansion with a new pump station agriculture production will be guaranteed end will also mean less stoppage hour and less maintenance.
The small, middle and large farmers will have access to irrigation water and do not need to use their small inefficient pumps anymore.
All farmers will be able to irrigate their field by gravity and they will be able to plant two crops a year.
If the pumping station, including the drainage and irrigation is renewed, the Ministry of LVV shall achieve one of its main policies which are to create framework conditions for the agricultural sector. It will facilitate the work of LVV, because everything there will be new and this will reduce complaints for LVV about flooding and water deficits. It will also mean less Civil Technical works that have to be performed. Further,it will have an impact on 10.000 to 15.000 hectare of agriculture land. Over 500 people who make their living directly from rice culture. The availability of irrigation water will encourage farmers to utilise an additional 4000 ha, which at this stage is fallow land.
Objective The focus in this project is the restoration of the civil and electrical /mechanical works in the existing pumping station and the sluices including the infrastructure around the building of the pump, other drainage and irrigation works that are connected to the pumping station and the required rehabilitated infrastructure for the existing cultivation area of rice in the area of Wageningen.
Setup and activities Financed By: Exim bank of India (US$ 8.64 mln)
(Expected) Results (Expected) Results:
1. Rehabilitated and upgraded existing pumping station (pumps and building works)
2. Improved infrastructure around the pump station
3. Improved irrigation and drainage system connected to the pump station and supplying water tot de agriculture area.

At least one of the three pumps will have to be installed by the end of December 2018
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 311 Agriculture
1.3 Natural dimension Water
3.1 Natural Resource Mgmt. Water mgmt
Role Person name
Project leader person details 
Project leader person details Ashween Ramdin