Irrigation is the most important input for sustainable agricultural development, development of water resources for irrigation has the highest priority in Rajasthan. There are presently 100 major and medium irrigation projects and minor irrigation schemes with a total command area of nearly 25 lakh hectares.
Command Area Development Authorities was established for Chambal and Indira Gandhi Nagar Pariyojana. Its work included the construction of water courses from the canal to the fields, drainage system to prevent water-logging, reservoirs for drinking water, agriculture research, fisheries, protective forestry for canal, forestation, and pasture development, supply of inputs and services to the farmers and development of marketing facilities.
The Project envisages construction of a dam across the Banas River for drinking water supply to the towns to major district and the villages lying in between them. The project also provides irrigation facilities in Tonk and Sawai Madhopur districts.