|Rain Shadow Area Development Department|
Government are of the view that focussed concerted steps are needed to be taken on various fronts to secure overall development of agriculturists in the rain deficient areas of the state and feel that an exclusive department is needed to formulate,inmplement and monitor the programmes needed to achieve these objectives .A new Department called "Rain Shadow Areas Development Department" has been mooted for this purpose.
The main objectives of the new Department will be to augment the available irrigation waters and to make optimal utilization of te same by adopting scientific agricultural practices including micro irrigation,drip and sprinkler irrigation systems,with better technology,extension improved crop practices,support by way of credit inputs,postharvest technologies and marketing facilities,etc.
Accordingly,Government hereby create a new Department called "Rain Shadow Areas Development Department" by sanctioning an ex-cadre post of Principal Secretary/Secretary to Government with necessary supporting officials and staff.
The new Department is hereby entrusted with the following subjects: