IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY

IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY
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IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY

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Preface The importance of irrigation in attaining and maintaining sustainable agricultural production in India need not be overemphasized. All over India the importance of providing adequante quantities of irrigation water to the crop at the right time is now being realized in achieving both higher productivity and stability for farming. Essential to good irrigation management is the management of water at the farm level. Proper education must be given to educate farmers as to how much, when and how water is to be applied on the fields. Farmers need to be educated in better management of irrigation water on aspects like aeration, moisture availability, water needs, drainage and erosion etc. Irrigation Engineering or Irrigation Technology is a subject taught beginning undergraduate level. Between the two authors they have some 70 years of exposure as students, researchers and teachers at various levels. Both the authors studied Postgraduate level Irrigation Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. In addition, under the sponsorship of the Ford Foundation Dr. Rao had the benefit of studying Irrigation Engineering at Purdue University during 1967-68 and Water Resources Economics at the International School of Development Studies at Colorado State University for a period of four months in early 1983. During that time he also studied the field irrigation of crops through sprinkler and drip in Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah States of the U.S.A. Besides being the Investigators Investigators-in-Charge of various Research Schemes funded by the Government of India and the Ford Foundation, they guided 10 Ph.D. Theses and 70 M.Tech. Theses and wrote several research papers. The text is presented in thirteen chapters including Chapter 1, Introduction wherein the importance of irrigation is explained with the concept of Conservation Irrigation Water Management. Chapters 2 to
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Irrigation Technology Theory and Practice
8 are devoted to Irrigation Water Resources, Irrigation Water Measurement, Irrigation Water Distribution, Soil Physical Properties, Irrigation Water Requirements, Irrigation Scheduling and Irrigation Efficiencies dealing with the various fundamentals concerning the soils and crop water requirements with a few examples. In Chapters 9, Irrigation Methods are explained. In Chapters 10 to 13, the design as well as evaluation of the various irrigation methods, viz., Border and Check Basin, Furrow Irrigation, Sprinkler and Drip or Trickle are given. At first, the terminology and the formulae are given. Then the design is explained with the help of worked out examples. Finally the evaluation is given with the help of necessary forms for evaluation. As will be seen, conscious effort is made to include, eventhough in brief, several items of useful information. Thus it is felt