What do you understand by Command Area Development? Why successive governments have failed in Command Area Development?

Hint: Command Area Development” means the provision of all necessary physical works and agricultural supporting services to enable the full utilization of the irrigation potential created. The problem is full utilization and the culprit is gap between IPC and IPU. This was either because water supply at the outlet was unreliable; or the available technology was could not be adopted properly; or farmers particularly don’t participate.

Question for UPSC Mains:
What do you understand by Command Area Development? Why successive governments have failed in Command Area Development?

Published: October 28, 2015 | Modified:August 15, 2020

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