VJNL is a wholly owned undertaking of the Government of Karnataka, incorporated under the Company’s Act 2013 as a Special Purpose Vehicle to cater to the drinking water and irrigation needs of drought-prone areas of Chikmagalur, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Davangere, Hasan, Ramanagara, Bengaluru (Rural), Kolar and Chikballapura districts.

The Government have transferred the following projects which cover the above districts for expeditious implementation.

  1. Upper Bhadra Project
  2. Yettinahole Integrated Drinking Water Project
  3. Vanivilas sagar Project
  4. Gayathri Project

Besides, in keeping with the demands of Kolar & Chikkaballapur districts which have been facing persistent drought situation owing to poor rainfall and depletion of groundwater without any permanent source of irrigation, the Government have constituted an expert committee to study alternative sources of water availability from different sources to provide permanent irrigation facilities to these districts. Any such project recommended by this committee if approved and entrusted by the Government, VJNL will take action for its implementation.


An excellent organization that meets the water needs of drought prone areas through the efficient, technological and managerial systems, self supporting in terms of cost and environment friendly.