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IRRIGATION

  • Rajasthan has a gross irrigated area of approx. 9 mn hectare as of 2014.

  • Tube wells, open wells, canals, tanks, etc. are the major sources of irrigation in the State. Canals are the third largest source of irrigation, accounting for over 20% of the irrigation while tanks and other sources accounted for 2% of the state‚Äôs irrigation in 2014.

  • The number of projects to build irrigation infrastructure have shown an increase as well. In 2012 , there were 4,786 projects with the irrigation potential reaching 3.8 mn ha.

  • New approaches and special campaigns like Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan (MJSA) have been taken up for water conservation and restoration of soil & ground water.

  • Pressure irrigation systems are being promoted as an alternative to flood irrigation.
    1. - The command areas for Pressure Irrigation Systems - Indira Gandhi Canal, Chambal, Narmada, Jawai, Bisalpur & Mahi at Baswada.