Why in news? Chief Minister of Karnataka announced the next 10 years will be declared as Neeravari Dasahaka (irrigation decade), special impetus would be given to major projects for irrigation
- The state has set a target of bringing 40.66 lakh hectares under irrigation of that remaining 10.66 lakh hectares of dry land will be brought under irrigation in the next 10 years.
- The NLBC modernisation work is launched by Prime Minister Modi with the financial assistance of the State and Union Government
About Narayanpur Left Bank Canal (NLBC)
- Located at Kodekal in Hunasagi taluk of Yadgiri district across river Krishna
- It will be Asia’s largest SCADA-enabled project and that is also included under Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP)
- The GIS-based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) crest gates for NLBC will help in judicious and effective use of water.
- The technology will ensure water reaches to fields in Vijayapura, Kalaburagi and Yadgir districts
Other Irrigational Programme
- Previous budget Irrigation saw highest allocation the sector has seen in the past four year
- Significant amount of funds are allotted to Upper Krishna Project Stage-3, Upper Bhadra and Yettinahole drinking water projects.
- Rs 1,000 crore each has been set aside for Kalasa-Banduri project and the Tungabhadra balancing reservoir proposed in Koppal district
- Diesel subsidy of Rs 250 per acre will be given to farmers up to a maximum of five acres through DBT under a new scheme Raitha Shakti to encourage the use of farm machinery
- Government approved Devatkal lift irrigation project
- The full form of SCADA is the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. It is a computer system designed to collect real-time data and interpret it.
- It also covers sensors and other devices, such as programmable logic controllers, which interface with process plant or machinery.
- In the 1960s, for the first time, SCADA systems were being used.
- SCADA regulates the operation of machinery engaged in manufacturing, processing, manufacturing, growth and more.
- It is used for infrastructural procedures like the distribution of gas and oil, distribution of electric energy, distribution of water, and much more.
- Thus, to a significant extent, it has a limited human intervention.