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Rajasthan

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on ‘Performance Audit of Outcomes in Surface Irrigation in Rajasthan’ (Report No. 6 of the year 2021)

Date on which Report Tabled:
Fri 11 Mar, 2022
Date of sending the report to Government
Tue 01 Feb, 2022
Government Type
State
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development

Overview

Rajasthan has one tenth of land area and five per cent of population of the country. However, its share in surface water resources is below two per cent. Agriculture remains a major occupation for the population of the state. Out of the total irrigated land of State, 69 per cent is irrigated through tube wells and open wells, placing enormous stress on ground water. In contrast, the share of surface irrigation in total gross irrigated area was only 31 per cent. Optimum use of surface water, therefore, assumes tremendous importance in the State. This Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) relates to matters arising from Performance Audit of ‘Outcomes in Surface Irrigation in Rajasthan’

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