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An Analysis of Conjunctive Water use Plan in Thayagondanahalli Tank in Karnataka, India


Author(s):

N. Manjula , KVK, Chikkaballapura; A. R. Radhakrishna, College of Agriculture, GKVK, Bangalore

Keywords:

Ground Water, Surface Water, Conjunctive Water Use, Crop Plan, Water Use Efficiency

Abstract:

A pilot study was taken up in the tank command area of Thayagondanahalli tank of Madhugiri taluk, Tumkur district of Karnataka with the objective of preparing the crop plans in different seasons considering the conjunctive use of surface and ground water available in the command area. The study was taken up using farmers participatory approach. The study also aimed at educating and motivating the farmers on conjunctive water use. Keeping the point of efficient water balance and utilization of available water resources had been analyzed and based on this, the crop plan had been prepared. The results of the study revealed that the cropping pattern had shifted from higher water consumptive crops to lower water consumptive and high value crops such has vegetables, flowers and Mulberry than paddy alone as in the case of traditional crops. It was also observed that the cost-benefit ratio of field crops, vegetable crops, flower and Mulberry showed significant improvement due to intervention initiated in the tank command. This has resulted higher economic returns and improved the socio-economic status of farmers of the area.


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Manuscript Id :IJSTEV4I1049
Published in :Volume : 4, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/08/2017
Page(s): 194-198
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