Why Karnataka’s irrigation plans are no solution to farming woes

Area under irrigation in the state is around 3.1 million ha in 2016-17, which is below 30% of total farm area

Sharan Poovanna sharan.p@livemint.com BENGALURU
POLITICS


Since 2002, Karnataka’s irrigation allocation has steadily increased from a little over ₹1,600 crore to around ₹16,000 crore in the current fiscal, showing an average annual increase of around 6%. But this rise has not translated into a higher...

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