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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 437-445
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.049


Case Study on Performance Evaluation of Drip Irrigation Systems in Selected Villages of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Y.V. Krishna Reddy1, Sirisha Adamala2 and Bachina Harish Babu2
1Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2Department of Applied Engineering, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research University (VFSTRU), Vadlamudi (Guntur), Andhra Pradesh, India
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Abstract:

The pressurised (drip) irrigation technology and its adoption to meet the food security with increasing water productivity and decreasing evapotranspiration, assured the release of abundant stress of the limited water resources. To increase the agricultural productivity to meet future food challenges and sustain the ground water resources of Andhra Pradesh, the government has launched APMIP (Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project). APMIP supports the farmer’s community welfare with advanced irrigation equipment installation. This case study was taken up to evaluate and assess the performance of the drip irrigation systems in the selected farmer’s fields of some villages of Guntur District. The objectives of this study are to evaluate the unequal discharge distribution of emitters of drip irrigation systems and to assess the maintenance conditions of installed systems. Farmers experience revealed that there were some maintenance problems of installed systems in their fields and economical feasibility of these systems at filed level was not adequate. Further, the results showed that the flow variation of some drip irrigation systems ranges from 3-8%, which was accepted (<10%) and some were 25-44%, which were not acceptable limits (<20%).


Keywords: Emitter, Lateral, Submain, Main line, Horsepower, Total Head, APMIP.
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Krishna Reddy, Y.V., Sirisha Adamala and Bachina Harish Babu. 2017. Case Study on Performance Evaluation of Drip Irrigation Systems in Selected Villages of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 437-445. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.049