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The Upper Krishna Project (UKP) is one of the biggest projects in India and was started as multipurpose irrigation project in the drought prone northern part of Karnataka. The UKP consists of two dams across the river at Alamatti village and Narayanpur village. The implementation of Krishna Water Tribunal Award passed on 30.11.2010 resulted in increase of storage level of Almatti Dam from FRL 519.60 to FRL 524.256 m. 4.656 m increases in the storage level, an area of 76357 acres of land is expected to submerge in the back waters of Almatti reservoir, though, 22 villages with 32427 families may get effected in this event. The present research was undertaken in UKP area of Bagalkot district, Karnataka state during the year 2012-13. From Bagalkot district, three Rehabilitation Centres (RC) were selected from each of Bagalkot, Biligi and Hungund taluk to form a sample size of 180 by using random sampling technique. In this context, it was indeed necessary to study the developmental interventions in Upper Krishna Project area of Bagalkot district, in order to plan appropriate developmental programmes. During the survey it was learnt that, Government had given top priority for construction of houses. Therefore, 100 percent of the rehabilitant farmers had availed benefit of the HCG. 90.56 per cent of the rehabilitant farmers availed benefit of Income Generating Schemes (IGS) in case of training programmes followed by horticulture development, IGA and new SHG formation. Higher proportions of the rehabilitant farmers (41.67% and 36.67%) were found in high asset acquisition category in case of financial and physical capitals, respectively. Majority of the rehabilitant farmers (80.56%) suggested for extend free household electricity. The findings of the study provide valuable information to administrators, planners, policy makers and extension workers in order to plan appropriate developmental programmes for Project Displaced Families (PDF).
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