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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.