Roles and Mandate of RDAs

According to the Acts that created them, the RDAs were constituted based on river basins and large water bodies to spur regional development through sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources. The Acts give the RDAs the mandate to reverse the disparities in development of the regions by acting as strategic drivers of regional socio-economic development through planning, developing and implementing as well as coordinating integrated basin based projects and programs such as provision of hydropower, water supplies for irrigation, domestic and industrial use, flood control, value addition and environmental conservation.