Opportunities for water harvesting and supplemental irrigation for improving rainfed agriculture in semi-arid areas

Pathak, P and Sahrawat, K L and Wani, S P and Sachan, R C and Sudi, R (2009) Opportunities for water harvesting and supplemental irrigation for improving rainfed agriculture in semi-arid areas. In: Rainfed agriculture: unlocking the potential. CAB International Publishing, Wallingford Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 197-221. ISBN 978-1-84593-389-0

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the research results and experiences gained in runoff harvesting and supplemental irrigation in the semiarid tropical (SAT) regions of India and Africa. Topics covered include: traditional tank irrigation in SAT India; assessment of adequate water availability in tanks at critical crop growth stages; optimum tank size and other design parameters; efficient application of supplemental irrigation water; crop responses to supplemental irrigation; economic evaluation of runoff storage structures and supplemental irrigation; and watershed-based water harvesting, groundwater recharging and efficient water utilization.

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 06:11
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 06:11
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2388
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