TABLE 8.16
               Development of Irrigation Potential and its Utilisation
                                                                         (Million Hectares)
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		           At the end	Additition Addition in Eighth Plan	End of  
	           Irrigation Schemes	during	     Target   Anticipated 	1995-96  
		                 Plan	1990-92	              achievement	anticipated
		            (1989-90)		   1992-97        1992-96       achievement
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1. Major & medium irrigation	
	Potential	         29.9	    0.8	     5.09	  2.31	         33.01
	Utilisation	         25.5	    0.8	     4.25	  2.12	         28.42
2. Minor Irrigation
	Potential	         46.6	    3.8	    10.71	  6.03	         56.43
	Utilisation	         43.1	    3.4	     9.36	  4.97	         51.47
3.Total
	Potential	         76.5	    4.6	    15.80	  8.34	         89.44
	Utilisation	         68.6	    4.2     13.61	  7.09	         79.89
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Note: 	Irrigation projects with a Culturable Command Area (CCA) of more than 10000 hectares 
        are classified as major projects and projects with CCA of more than 2000 hectares
        and up to 10000 hectares as medium projects.


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