Irrigation schemes/projects with Culturable Command Area less than 2000 hectare are classified under Minor Irrigation (MI) category.
Types of MI
Tube wells, dug well, bore well, Filter points, solar & windmill, pump sets, lift irrigation, K.T.Weirs, drip & sprinkler irrigation, and rainwater harvesting schemes.
- Small investments
- Less environmental hazard
- Early completion
- Easily manageable
- User friendly
- Quick returns
About 66% of the ultimate irrigation potential of 140 million ha is already developed, leaving a scope for bringing additional 48.16 million ha area under irrigation. Since water resources are limited, there is a need to optimise their use through adoption of various techniques like drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, pipe lines etc.
Nabcons provides guidance for adoption of suitable irrigation technologies and its upgradation in diversified conditions, monitoring and evaluation of all types of irrigation projects, including government sponsored programmes, standardization and modernization of designs