Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority
Categories of Projects
Irrigation Projects are categorized as Major, Medium, Minor and Local Sector, based on Culturable Command Area (CCA).
Major: CCA above 10,000 ha
Medium: CCA between 2000 ha and 10,000 ha
Minor: CCA between 250 ha and 2000 ha
Local sector: CCA less than 250 ha
Irrigation projects are usually multi-purpose, catering to the needs of not only irrigation but also of urban and rural domestic consumers and industrial users. Extant orders of the state government provide for reservation of up to 10% of storage for industries and 15% for domestic users primarily as drinking water.
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