GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Water Resources 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 775
ANSWERED ON AUGUST 12, 2013 

QUESTION
Irrigation Potential of Karnataka 

775. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of  WATER RESOURCES be pleased to state:

(a)   the irrigation potential created in Karnataka during the First Five Year Plan;

(b)   how it compares with its neighbouring States; and

(c)    what action Government proposes to take to further increase the irrigation potential of that State?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES
(SHRI HARISH RAWAT)

(a) & (b) The State of Karnataka was formed on November 1, 1956. As such, the question does not arise.

(c) Various steps for creation of irrigation potential are undertaken by respective State Governments including Karnataka. In order to supplement the efforts of the State Governments, Government of India provides technical and financial assistance to State Governments to increase Irrigation potential through various schemes i.e. "Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme" (AIBP), "Command Area Development and Water Management" (CAD&WM) and "Repair, Restoration and Renovation" (RRR) of Water Bodies.