Organisation  Structure

River Systems in Karnataka

Irrigation in Karnataka


Notifications & Govt. Orders

Tender Notifications & Post tender Evaluation





                        In pursuance of the polices of Government of India, with an objective to ensure rapid and optimum utilisation of Irrigation potential created under major and medium irrigation projects and to increase the agriculture production, CAD Programmes were started in Karnataka.  The main objective of the CADA is to reduce the gap between potential area created and actual area utilised.  The following CADAs have been formulated in Karnataka to carry out CAD Programme.


Sl. No.

Name of the CADA

Year started

Irrigation Projects



Tunga Bhadra Project  
Munirabad -583233
Ph.No.08539 - 70323


Tunga Bhadra Project


Malaprabha and Ghataprabha Project
 Belgaum - 590002 


Malaprabha Project &

Ghataprabha Project.


Cauvery Basin Project
 Mysore -570024


K.R.Sagar, Nugu Byramangala, Gundal Kanva, Marconahalli Kabini, Harangi, Hemavathy, Machanabele, Taraka and Votehole.


Upper Krishna Project Bheemarayanagudi -585287


UpperKrishna Project.



Bhadra Reservoir Project
  Shimoga. -577210


Tunga, Gondi and Bhadra.


                        In addition to above mentioned irrigation projects, the Government of India have agreed in principle to include Lower Mullamari, Bannithora, Karanja, Upper Mullamari, Hirehalla and Maskinal irrigation projects under CAD programme vide letter No.13-3/96-CAD/dated:30.9.97.

                        The Government of India provide central assistance on matching basis for carrying out central sector CAD schemes in the aforesaid irrigation projects sanctions  Kabini, Hemavathy and Harangi projects.  The Government of India have stopped providing central assistance to Kabini, Harangi and Hemavathy projects during 1994-95 reasoning that these projects were not approved by the central planning commission.  The Schemes which are covered under central sector are Direction and Administration, Construction FIC;FDC;implementation  of Warabandi, Survey (Topographical soil etc.).  Adoptive Trails, Land Development Training, Subsidy to marginal and small farmers, Management subsidy for farmers association (PIM), evaluation studies, Land reclamation.  The other schemes viz, Ayacut Roads, Construction of Godowns, Housing, Special Component Plan and Tribal Sub-Plans etc., are covered under State Sector Schemes which do not attract any central assistance.



1.      CAD Establishment:- Grant on matching basis.  This includes expenditure on establishment of Command Area Development Authorities and expenditure on State Level Establishment.  The total expenditure on the above component should be restricted to 20% of the expenditure on field channel, field drain, Warabandi and reclamation of water logged areas.  

2. Surveys, Planning and Design :-  Grant on matching basis. This includes expenditure on establishment cell for carrying out soil and Topographical surveys, expenditure on conducting surveys, expenditure on planning and design of CAD works and expenditure on supervision of OFD works.  

3. Field  Irrigation Channel :-  Grant on matching basis.  This includes expenditure on lined channel restricted to 20% of the  total length of channel on outlet command basis and expenditures on control structures and unlined channels.  The Government of India will pay Rs.3000/Ha. or 50% of the actual expenditure whichever is less.

4. Field Drain :-   Grant on matching basis.  This includes expenditure on earth work, road cutting and drop structures.  The Government of India will pay Rs.500/ Ha.  or 50% of the actual expenditure whichever is less. 

5. Warabandi :-  Grant on matching.  This includes expenditure on construction of measuring devices in the field channel, expenditure on providing gates on out lets if required, expenditure on display board at outlet head, expenditure on wireless communication network and expenditure on necessary staff for formulation and implementation of Warabandi.  The Government of India will pay Rs. 150/Ha. or half of the actual expenditure whichever is less.  

6. Reclamation of Water Logged Areas :-  Grant on matching basis.  This includes expenditure on survey, planning, Design and Reclamation.  The Government of India will pay Rs.6000/Ha. or 50% of the actual expenditure whichever is less.  

7. Crop Compensation for DFD Works :-  Grant on matching basis.  This includes 2/3 value of crops foregono for land development works in Rabi Season.

8. Adaptive Trial :-  Grant on matching basis.  This includes expenditure on items as included in the guidelines on adoptive trials.  The proposal of adoptive trials should have an approval from CAD wing of the Ministry of Water Resources.

9. Demonstration and Training:-  Grant on matching basis.

10. Drientation Training for senior level officers sponsored by Central Government:-     100% expenditure will be borne by Government of India.

11.Subsidy for small and marginal farmers on IRDP Pattern :-  Grant on matching basis.  Subsidy admissible on sprinklers, Drip, land leveling/ shaping and development of ground water.

12. Management Subsidy for farmers association :-  Functional grant of Rs.500/Ha. (Rs. 225 from Central, Rs.225 from State and Rs.50 from Farmers).  The amount to be paid where farmer’s associations are formed, registered and actually engaged in distribution of water.

13. Evaluation Studies :-  Grant on matching basis.  However, for the studies sponsored by Government of India, Central Government will pay full cost on the studies and for the studies sponsored by the State Government the grant will be on matching basis.

14. Equipment and Machinery :-   Loan on matching basis.

15. Equity support to land development corporations and Farmers service societies:- Loan on matching basis.

16. Special Loan Account :- Loan on matching basis for financing ineligible farmers for execution of OFD works.


      Area in Ha.  

1.      Tungabhadra, Project  
Sl No.  District              Tungabhadra,
1. Bellary      118414  


  Raichur                    244381  
  Total          362795  

2) Makaprabha & Ghataprabha Project  

  District           Malaprabha                        Ghataprabha            Total  
1 Belgaum        67226          174217         241443  
2.   Bijapur            30873          156783   187656  
3. Dharwar   121929     -    121929  
  Total                                                      220028      331000   551028 
3) Cauvery Basin Projects  
  Districts  Kabini     Harangi Hemavathy KRS    Nugu Other 7    Medium  Pro.   Total  


 Mysore 43439  44483       2267        35222      7328           132739  
2.  Chama  rajnagar    44461             44461  
3.  Coorg       2792    1060         3852  
4. Hassan   7316    60954         68270
5. Mandya       92239  76459       168698  
6.  Tumkur         127076        127076  
    Total:   87900     54591     283596   111681


4) Bhardra Reservoir Project

    District     Bhadra  Tunga   Gondi   Total  
1. Shimoga                     21098         5427                            4466   30991
2.  Chickmagalore             5067                 5067
3 Dhavanagere              79405         3274                    82679
    105570         8701              4466            118737

5) UpperKrishna Project  

  District                UpperKrishna
1 Gulbarga                      2,88,540  
2 Bijapur                  2,29,285  
3.  Raichur                  1,04,235  
  Total    6,22,060  

            The physical Achievement on items which are identified as important schemes for land development under each of the five CADAs as of 31.3.99 since inception is as under.

Area in Ha.  

CADA Total CCA  Available     Potential   created by   Progress achieved under       
                         FIC   Land leveling  
TBP    362795 352142       353126   312000
M&GP  551028              358831             330323                   246386
CBP   578259              465325             203215                    190900
UKP                622060              277889            277000                     61000
BRP                 118737              118740             85014                         
  2232879             1572927          1248678                  810286

   Participatory Irrigation Management  

                         In pursuance of the policy of the Government of India to involve farmers in the Water Management, action has since been initiated to introduce participatory irrigation management (PIM) in the State.  As per the recommendations of the Expert Committee constituted for the purpose, a high level working group has been constituted under the chairmanship of the additional Chief Secretary to deliberate on the pending issues of the Expert Committee and also to monitor the implementation of PIM in the State.

                          As per the recommendations of the Expert Committee on PIM, amendments to the Karnataka Irrigation (levy of betterment contribution and water rate) Act, which provide the enabling and legal frame work and is a prerequisite for PIM has been promulgated.  The main purpose of the amendment to the Act is to being about significant change in the present system of levy and collection of water and also in the management of distribution of water and maintenance of irrigation sub-system.  This will fall within the jurisdiction of a Water Users Society.  Model bye laws for formation of Water Users Co-Societies have been finalised and the same is being adopted for formation of societies.  225 Nos. of Societies were formed earlier to 31.12.99.  As per the new bye laws 85 Nos.  of societies have been formed after 31.12.99 as of 15.1.2000.  CADA wise break up of the societies formed are as under:

  A)  Progress achieved earlier to 31.12.99

Sl. No  CADA   No. of Societies formed  
1 TBP          Munirabad                            15
2. M&GP     Belgaum             97  
3. CBP          Mysore 41
4.  UKP  B’gudi    50  
5.         BRP          Shimoga      22  
    Total        225 Nos.  

         B) Progress achieved after 31.12.99 ( as per new Bye law)

Sl. No CADA                         Action initiated to form water users Co-operative societies(15.1.2000)
    Target  Under Process   achievement  
1   TBP  50                                55                                   14
2   M & G.P 34     45  
3 CBP                    25     26  
4 UKP  25   20     
5   BRP    25  17    
    Total      159    92    85