Irrigation:

Karnataka has a net irrigated area of 23.62 lakh hectares (1997-98) with a gross area of 29.12 lakh hectares , representing 25% of total cultivated area. Source-wise irrigation details is as under:

Sl.No.

Source

Area (in lakh hectares)

1982-83

1996-97

   

Gross

Net

Gross

Net

1.

Canals

7.90

6.05

11.93

9.18

2.

Tanks

3.18

2.93

2.72

2.41

3.

Wells

4.83

4.16

5.67

4.66

4.

Tube/Bore Wells

0.03

0.02

4.71

3.67

5.

Lift Irrigation

0.45

0.37

1.10

0.93

6.

Other Sources

1.53

1.33

2.68

2.40

Total

17.92

14.86

28.81

23.25

Irrigated Area (%)

16.00

14.00

23.00

22.00

Source: Directorate of Economics & Statistics.

 

Net area under irrigation  increased from 14.86 lakh hectares in 1982-83 to 23.25 lakh hectares in 1996-97 (56%). Percentage of gross and net area irrigated increased from 16 and 14 per cent in 1982-83 to 23 and 22 per cent, respectively. Major irrigation sources are Canals, Wells and Bore wells. Details on source-wise Net and Gross Irrigated area are indicated in Table-7.

 

 

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