He led unprecedented and huge outlays in irrigation works and helped maximize the irrigation potential of Karnataka. He developed innovative financing schemes such as Irrigation bonds, which were appreciated by the Reserve Bank of India and the World Bank. He conceived and sanctioned massive works on the power generation and power distribution system in Karnataka that substantially reduced the power shortage position in Karnataka.
He was instrumental in the establishment of Krishna Jalabhagya Nigam scheme which mobilized Rs. 13,000 crores for irrigation projects.