Command Area Development and Water Management-TamilNadu

Name of Scheme: Command Area Development and Water Management Programme

Project Area:



Name of the Command

Districts Covered


Ongoing Project Area


Cauvery command

Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagappattinam, Trichy and Cuddalore.


New Project Areas

Wellington Reservoir Project


Thirukoilur Anicut Project


Kodiveri Anicut Project


Gundar Chittar Karuppanadhi
Reservoir Project / Gomuki
Nadhi reservoir project

 Tirunelveli / Villupuram

Vaniyar Reservoir Project


Ichambadi Anaicut Project



Details of Works:

  • Construction of field channels.
  • Construction of Field drains.
  • Rotational Water Supply Works
  • Formation of Farmers Associations / Councils, etc.

Benefits offered (Subsidy): The expenditure incurred under Command Area Development and Water Management Programme is shared between Centre and State with the full grant. A minimum of 10% contribution by the beneficiaries for certain work component is mandatory. Further Rs. 540/- per ha. the subsidy is provided for registered Farmers Council and Rs.60/- per ha. is collected from the farmer’s Council as their contribution.

Eligibility: All the farmers whose lands are covered in the selected Command area in the programme are eligible for a subsidy.

Time-limit for Implementation: After selection of sluice and command, Water Users Association will be formed and the works will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached:

  •  Assistant Executive Engineer Command Area Development Programme
  • Executive Engineer, AED in the District.
  • Superintending Engineer, AED in the Region.
  • Chief Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Department, Nandanam, Chennai-35. Phone 2435 2686, 2435 2622



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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