AI6010 - ON FARM WATER MANAGEMENT (Syllabus) 2013-regulation Anna University

AI6010 - ON FARM WATER MANAGEMENT (Syllabus) 2013-regulation Anna University

AI6010

ON FARM WATER MANAGEMENT

 LPTC

3003

OBJECTIVES:
• To understand the fundamentals of minor irrigation, its types, operation and maintenance and people‟s participation
• Command Area Development, On farm structures, policy, operation and maintenance

UNIT I

DESIGN OF IRRIGATION CHANNELS

9

Design of Erodible and Non-Erodible, Alluvial channels- Kennedy‟s and Lacey‟s Theories - Materials for Lining watercourses and field channel - Water control and Diversion structure - Design - Land grading - Land Leveling methods

UNIT II

COMMAND AREA

9

Command area - Concept – CADA Programmes in Tamil Nadu - Duty of water - expression - relationship between duty and delta - Warabandhi - water distribution and Rotational Irrigation System – case studies.


UNIT III

CONJUNCTIVE USE OF SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER

9

Availability of water - Rainfall, canal supply and groundwater – Irrigation demand - water requirement and utilization - Prediction of over and under utilization of water – Dependable rainfall – Rainfall analysis by Markov chain method – Probability matrix

UNIT IV

WATER BALANCE

9

Groundwater balance model – Weekly water balance - Performance indicators – Adequacy, Dependability, Equity and efficiency – conjunctive use plan by optimization – Agricultural productivity indicators – Water use efficiency

UNIT V

SPECIAL TOPICS

9

National water policy - Institutional aspects - Socio-economic perspective- Reclamation of salt affected soils- Seepage loss in command area- Irrigation conflicts- Water productivity – Water pricing.

TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

OUTCOME:
• The students will have a clear understanding of various practices of water management on farm

TEXT BOOK:
1. Michael, A.M. 2006. Irrigation Theory and practice, Vikas publishing house, New Delhi

REFERENCES:
1. Keller, .J. and Bliesner D.Ron, 2001 Sprinkler and Trickle irrigation, An ari book, Published by Van No strand Rein hold New York.
2. Israelson, 2002, Irrigation principles and practices, John Wiley & sons, New York.
3. Modi, P.N., 2002. Irrigation and water resources and water power engineering, Standard Book House, New Delhi.
4. Michael, A.M. and Ojha, T.P. 2002. Principles of Agricultural Engineering Vol II Jain Brothers, New Delhi.
5. Suresh, R. 2008. Land and water management principles, Standard Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi.

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