Budgetary Works – Non NABARD
Under this head, construction of new tank /Anecuts /pickup Bhandara /LIS and restoration of old and breached tanks with an atchkat of more than 40 hectares is taken up. Also under this head modernization of existing tanks is taken up. The necessary grants for the works are made in the Annual budget of the State.
New tank construction is taken up for the purpose of storing water during monsoon season to supplement water for irrigation.
Anecuts and pickups, are taken up across rivers and streams to divert water for irrigation, purposes. They also serve in purpose of recharge of Ground Water Table.
In the Lift Irrigation Schemes water from the rivers, streams and other sources will be lifted by using pumping devices to elevated place and from there the water will be supplied to irrigation by gravity.
Construction of new tanks, Anecuts/pickup and LIS is being taken up from NABARD Loan assistance. NABARD extends loan of 95% and 5% is borne by State Government. The Construction of percolation tanks are also being taken up under this programme to recharge the ground water table.
Special Component Plan (SCP)
Minor Irrigation Department has taken up works to provide irrigation facility to the lands belonging to scheduled caste people by constructing M.I. Schemes such as new tank/anecuts/pickup bhandaras and Modernization tanks.
Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)
Minor Irrigation Department has taken up works to provide irrigation facility to the lands belonging to tribal people by constructing M.I. Schemes such as new tank/anicut/pickup bhandars and Modernization tanks.
Flood Control Works
Minor Irrigation Department is implementing river bank protection works to prevent damages to river banks due to floods. During floods due to high velocity of water flow in the rivers, the river bank gets eroded and causes damage to human life, live stocks and agricultural land. Salt Water Exclusion Dams (SWED) are constructed to prevent mixing of salt water with sweet water.
Repair, Restoration and Renovation (RRR)
A Scheme for Repair, Renovation and Restoration of water bodies directly linked to agriculture is being taken up by Minor Irrigation Department with the financial assistance of Central Government grants.
The main objectives of the scheme are;
- Comprehensive improvement of selected tank system including restoration
- Improvement of catchment areas of tank
- Ground water recharge
- Increase in storage capacity of water bodies
- To achieve improvement in agricultural productivity
Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP)
Minor Irrigation scheme which serve tribal area and drought prone areas are taken up under this programme. The schemes which create potential of 50 hectares and above are included in this scheme.
Central grant which will be 90% of the project cost in case of special category states projects benefiting drought prone area, tribal area and flood prone areas and 25% of project cost in case of non special category states. The balance cost of the project as State’s share is to be arranged by the State Government.
XIIIth Finance Grants
A Scheme to utilize 13th Finance grants for rejuvenation of tanks is being taken up by Minor Irrigation Department.
The main objectives of the scheme are;
- To improve the water management, cropping patterns for increasing agricultural and horticultural production. The scope of work for tank improvement and the supporting activities would be determined on the basis of detailed integrated tank development plans.
Flood Management Program
Floods cause enormous damage to life, Public Property and disruptions to infrastructure besides psychological and emotional instability amongst the people.
Flood Management Program is being implemented under state sector in central plan. These works include River management, Flood Control, Anti erosion, Drainage Development, Anti Sea Erosion, Flood Protecting Works.
Government of India will provide, assistance to an extent of 75% and the balance 25% will be met by State Government.
Special Development Plan (SDP)
External Aided Projects (EAP)
Ground water wing belongs to Mines & Geology department. The main function of Ground water wing is Groundwater Investigation and Administration.
- Assessment of groundwater resources in all the taluks of the State
- Periodic monitoring of groundwater level in the State
- Monitoring of groundwater quality for various purposes
- Determination of aquifer characteristics
- Selection of sites and construction of artificial recharge structures
- Selection of suitable sites for drilling bore wells
- Issue feasibility reports/certificates
- Regulate development of groundwater resources in a systematic and scientific manner