The Central Government has released an amount of Rs 334.698 crore to the State, against an allocation of Rs 9,253.4301crore during the period of 2007-08 and 2009-10, for six major-medium and 461 minor irrigation projects. These projects are designed to create an irrigation potential of 2, 21,112 hectares under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP).