There may be a number of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) in a district and may include relevant line departments, autonomous organizations under State / Central Governments, Government Institutes / Research Bodies, Intermediate Panchayat, Voluntary Organizations (VOs) / State Agriculture Universities / Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs). The PIAs selected at the district level shall be approved by the WBSWDA. All the approved PIAs including NGOs / VOs will sign a contract / MoU with the concerned WCDC.

All participating line departments / institutions while implementing watershed projects will identify an appropriate unit in the district as their PIAs.In case of Department of Agriculture, the Assistant Director of Agriculture (Block) / (Soil Conservation) / (Soil Survey) / (Survey & Planning) / (Detail Soil Survey) / Soil Conservation (DPAP) / (Water Management & Training) / (Agril. Economist) / (Training) SCTC etc will function as the PIA.