An over view of irrigation tanks rehabilitation in semi arid hard rock terrain

Tank rehabilitation presently in vogue, in many states of India and neighbouring Sri Lanka, needs a holistic approach involving scientific planning and execution and people`s participation to save the tank and meet basic objective of providing water for irrigation. The article brings into focus the essential inputs to make the initiative successful. The main inputs include specialists’ reports on successful and failed initiatives in Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Pondicherry states and Sri Lanka. Needed procedural changes are also outlined to make tank rehabilitation under Mission Kakatiya Project, Telangana state effective and long lasting.

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