During more than two decades, mechanized irrigation has become vital for the survival of farmer and agricultural laborers in Bangladesh. Purchase and management of DTWs, STWs, and LLPs and, hence control over irrigation water has been the domain of the men farmers. Since the eighties, the irrigation programmes of several NGOs enabled not only the poorer male farmer and landless men to get access to this means of production, but also poor women were entering into this male domain. This was the focus of the this research project.