GOVERNMENT OF HIMACHAL PRADESH
IRRIGATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
 

COMMAND AREA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

COMMAND AREA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

In order to bridge gap between potential created and utilised Command Area Development activities (CAD) are also extended not only to medium schemes but also to minor irrigation schemes.

The command area development programme (CADP) was initiated in the year 1974-75 under Centrally Sponsored Scheme with the objective of fast utilization of created irrigation potential and optimum agriculture production from irrigable land. Initially 3 Medium Irrigation Project were included under the centrally sponsored command area development programme, which has since been completed. 12 more CAD projects stands completed under CAD Programme.

6 CAD Projects are in progress in the State.

Upto 3/2010, 22407 ha. field channels and 21811 ha. warabandi have been completed in the Pradesh.During the year 2010-11, there is a traget to provided flood protection in 1260 hects. out of which 502 hect. have been achieved upto 8/2010.