Long Term Irrigation Fund

To address the problems associated with perennial irrigation water crisis in rural India, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has signed an agreement with NABARD to operationalise the Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF). LTIF has instituted in NABARD as a part of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). Genesis of LTIF LTIF […]


Irrigation Potential Created and Irrigation Potential Utilized

There is a huge difference between irrigation potential created and utilized. Irrigation potential created is the total area which can be irrigated from a project on its full utilization. This implies that before an area is to be reported under “potential created”, it is to be ensured that: Water is available for the area to […]

Micro-Irrigation In India

Microirrigation refers to the slow application of water on localized volume of soil by surface drip, subsurface drip, bubbler, and microsprinkler systems. Water applies in such irrigation wets a part of the soil so it is also called localized irrigation. Importance of Micro-irrigation Today, India is considered to be a water stressed country. We were […]

Irrigation around the World

Fresh water is a scare resource and its proper use for agriculture is one of the most challenging tasks around the world. Irrigation all over world is available only on 20.3% of the arable land and land under permanent crops. Many countries having vast areas (Australia, Canada, Russia) etc. have only less than 5% of […]

What are Major, Medium and Minor Irrigation Schemes?

Various irrigation schemes in India were classified by the erstwhile planning commission into three parts viz. Minor, Medium and Major Irrigation schemes. Major irrigation Scheme: Major irrigation schemes are those schemes which have a Culturable Command Areas of More than 10,000 hectares. Medium irrigation Schemes: The Medium Irrigation Schemes have a CCA of 2,000-10,000 hectares. […]