Andhra Pradesh is a riverine state with 40 major, medium and minor rivers. Godavari, Krishna, Vamsadhara, Nagavali and Pennar are major interstate rivers.
The total Irrigation Potential created in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh is given below.
|Description||Irrigation Potential Created (in Acres)|
|Andhra Region||Rayalaseema Region||Total|
|Irrigation Potential Created before 1956|
|Major & Medium||2701447||271274||2972721|
|Irrigation Potential Created 1956 to 02/2015|
|Major & Medium||2913010||1022679||3935689|
|Irrigation Potential Created Since Inception up to 02/2015|
The total irrigation potential created under major and medium projects before 1956 was 29.73 Lakh Acres, and from 1956 to 02/2015 is 39.35 Lakh Acres. The Irrigation potential created under Minor irrigation and APSIDC since inception up to 02/2015 is 32.63 Lakh Acres. Thus, the total new irrigation potential created under Major, Medium & Minor irrigation and APSIDC in the state is 101.72 Lakh Acres.
The main objective of irrigation Department in Andhra Pradesh is to create irrigation potential in the draught prone areas, upland areas and upkeep of the existing projects to enhance the agriculture productivity per unit of water.
The irrigation projects are classified based on the irrigated ayacut under the projects.
|Major Irrigation Projects||:||Ayacut above 25000 Ac (10,000 ha.)|
|Medium Irrigation Projects||:||Ayacut above 5000 Ac up to 25000 Acres(10000ha.)|
|Minor Irrigation Projects||:||Ayacut up to 5000 Acres (2000 ha)|