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  • The Water Resources Department is one of the major departments in the Government of Karnataka.It is headed by the Hon'ble Minister for Major and Medium Irrigation. The Department harnesses Surface Water for Irrigation and Drinking Water Purposes.

 

  • The Irrigation projects are classified into two categories, as indicated below depending upon the extent of culturable command area (CCA).
    SL.No. Category Extent of CCA
    1. Major Irrigation Projects Those having CCA of 10,000 ha or more
    2. Medium Irrigation Projects Those having CCA between 2,000 ha to 10,000 ha
  • GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

    The geographical area of Karnataka is 1,91,791 Sq. Km., accounting for 5.83% of the total area of the country.

     The cultivable command area of the State is 1,40,598 sq. Km. The net sown area is 1,07,000 sq. Km. The ultimate Irrigation Potential under Major and Medium Irrigation Projects has been estimated as 40.66 Lakh Ha. 

     

  • PROGRESS IN BRIEF

     The Water Resources Department has established four special purpose vehicles, namely, Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Limited (KBJNL), Karnataka Neeravari Nigama Limited (KNNL), Visvesvaraya Jala Nigama Limited (VJNL) and Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited (CNNL), under the companies Act of 1956, to mobilize financial resources for speedy completion of major and medium irrigation projects with-in the targeted period.

     

  • KRISHNA BHAGYA JALA NIGAM LIMITED (KBJNL):

      “Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited” was formed vide G.O. No. ID/25/WBM/95, dated: 06-05-1994, to expedite the works of Upper Krishna Project (UKP). This Nigam is functioning since 19th August 1994. 

     

  • KARNATAKA NEERAVARI NIGAM LIMITED (KNNL):

     “Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited” was formed vide G.O. No. ID: 201: KBN: 98, dated: 26-11-1998, to expedite the works in Krishna Basin, except UKP.  This Nigam is functioning since 9th December 1998.

     

  •  VISVESVARAYA JALA NIGAM LIMITED (VJNL):

     “Vishweshwaraiah Jala Neeravari Nigam Limited” was formed vide G.O. No. WRD: 35: VBE: 2016, Dated: 20.08.2016, to provide intergrated drinking water facilities to the drought prone areas of Chikkaballapura, Kolar, Bangalore rural, Chitradurga, Chikkamagalur, Hassan, Davanageree and Tumkur districts. This Nigam is functioning since 01.01.2017.

     

  •  CAUVERY NEERAVARI NIGAM LIMITED (CNNL):

    “Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited” was formed vide G.O. No. WRD: 32: KBN: 2003, Dated: 12.05.2003, to expedite the works in Cauvery Basin. This Nigam is functioning since 3rd June 2003.

     

  • COMMAND AREA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (CADA) DIRECTORATE:

    As per the GO.No.WRd:39/CAM/2011,dated:17.11.2012, CADA directorate has been established to co-ordinate among the various cada’s and water users co-operative societies of the state and to reduce the gap between potential created and potential  utilised.

     

  • ADVANCED CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGENENT (ACIWRM):

    An Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (ACIWRM) has been established vide G.O.No:WRD/64/MBI/2011, Dated: 7.02.2012 to engage in policy analysis and research, develop on update water sector knowledge base and support the Water Resorces Departement (WRD) in introducing IWRM in Karnataka.

     

  • FOREST AND LAND ACQUISITION CELL:

     A Forest and land acquisition cell has been established in WRd vide GO dated: 25.08.2014 to persue forest clearance proposals and land acquisition issues. The forest cell is headed by Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF).

Last Updated: 17-08-2023 04:38 PM Updated By: Admin


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