River Valley Project (RVP)

​           ​                              Objectives ​​

  • preventing & checking premature siltation of reservoirs
  • increase production & productivity of the catchment area
  • ​Prevention of land degradation by adoption of multidisciplinary integrated approach of soil conservation & watershed management in the catchment areas

In order to preserve the wealth of the surface land, natural resources like soil & water and to prevent premature siltation of reservoirs CSS of the river valley project scheme was initiated in Karnataka during the IIIrd five year plan in the catchments of Tungabhadra, Nijamsagar & Nagarjunasagar

The scheme was started during 1963-64 and in operation in 101 selected watersheds in the districts of Davanagere, Haveri, Koppal, Chitradurga, Raichur, Chickmagalur, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Gadag, Bagalakote, Bijapur and Dharwad.

During 2005-06 it was planned to develop an area of 26,000 hectares with an outlay of Rupees 1300 lakhs, against which an area of 4296 hectares was developed by incurring Rupees 177.61 lakhs.​