Assessment of potential of irrigable land along the Thua River and determination of the development. A socio-economic survey was undertaken to test reactions of the beneficiaries on the willingness of the project and its future sustainability. A baseline data collection was carried out during the socio-economic survey. A total of 620ha of land were identified for development benefiting about 3,300 farmers over seven years of implementation. The implementation of the project was planned to adopt the food-for-work strategy.