• Swajaldhara a new drinking water programme for rural people launched.
  • Hariyali,a new Initiative, launched for accelerated promotion of water shed development.
  • 19 lakh hectares of irrigation created through major and medium irrigation schemes.Investment Rs. !0,653 crore.
  • Another 64,400 hectares of irrigation created through completion of 3000 minor irrigation projects with central assistance.
  • Budgetary support for the Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme(ARWSP) enhanced to Rs.2,535 crore, which is about 40% increase over 1998-99.