Irrigation: How they are Manage?

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Generally Irrigation in defined as the application or uses of water to our field for better growth and development of crops,


Simply, Irrigation is the method of supply of water to our field for crops growth and development,


Types of Irrigation

Generally Irrigation is of two types

  1. Natural Irrigation

  2. Artificial Irrigation

1 Natural Irrigation – Supply of water to our field by naturally through rainfall.

2 Artificial Irrigation – Supply of water to our field by us through Pump, motor etc.


Irrigation Management


Allocation of all the essential Resources for maximum benefit and to achieve the main goal without any disturbing the environment is known as Management.


Irrigation management –


Irrigation management means the management of water and their Resources for better growth and development of crops and Soil and to obtain better yield by efficient use of water without any damage or disturbing the environment.


Water resources for Irrigation

General Resources (sources) of water for Irrigation –

Source of Irrigation
Source of Irrigation


  1. Rainfall
  2. Sea
  3. Tube well
  4. Pump
  5. River
  6. Pond
  7. Well, etc.

Main Source of water –

Rainfall is the main source of all kinds of water. Based on its source, it can be classified as 2 types –

  1. Surface water
  2. Sub – Surface water


  1. Surface water = the water that is available above the surface of earth. Such as – water available from River, tank, pond, lack, etc.
  2. Sub – surface water = the water that is available under the surface of earth. Such as – underground water, well water etc.


Rainfall has mainly 4 season –

  1. Winter Rainfall – cold dry period
  2. Summer Rainfall- Hot weather period
  3. Kharif Rainfall- South west monsoon
  4. Rabi Rainfall – North east monsoon.
  • Winter Rainfall –January to February
  • Summer Rainfall – March to may
  • Kharif Rainfall – June to September
  • Rabi Rainfall –October to December
  1. Winter Rainfall – It Comprises in the month of January and February. It contributes very little rainfall.
  2. Summer Rainfall – It comprises in the month of March, April and May.

Good Rainfall 

we can say the rainfall is good that contains following characteristics –

  1. Intensity or rainfall should be low that suit the soil absorption capacity.
  2. Quantity should be sufficient to replace the moisture depleted from the root zone.
  3. Frequency of rainfall is uniformly distributed place to place.

Note- but Indian rainfall does not have any good characteristics as above.

Characteristics of Indian Rainfall-

  1. The annual average rainfall of India is
  2. There is a large variation in the receiving of quantity rainfall from one place to other.
  3. In India, Rainfall is not uniformly distribution throughout the year.
  4. Sudden Heavy rainfall occurs.
  5. Late starting of seasonal monsoon and early withdrawal of monsoon.


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Irrigation work and project

  • Classified as 3 types.
  1. Major – more than 50 million Rupees. More than 10,000 hectare cultural area.
  2. Medium – 2.5 million to 50 million Rupees.
  3. Minor – less than 2.5 million Rupees. It covers 2000 hectare land.




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