A STUDY OF ADAPTIVE IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT PLANNING –A FARMER’S PERSPECTIVE
Irrigation sector has been fundamental to India’s economic development and poverty alleviation, since 25% of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 65% of employment are based on agriculture (MOWR GOI 2006).In india different types of irrigation methods are used by farmer according to water availability and nature of soil. This study was carried out to assess the present irrigation system of command area and to perform diagnostic study for the possible improvement in command area of Ghatera Babaji tank canal situated in Betwa River basin. The study area has a gross command area of 147 ha out of which cultivable area are 127 ha. Irrigation is supplied during Rabi season in about 121 ha. The soils in the command area have the texture from clay loam to sandy clay loam with clay varying from 43.25 to 39.52 percent.
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