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WST 608 DIAGNOSTIC ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF IRRIGATION PROJECTS                   (1L +3P) II

Objective

To expose the students to the basic problems in irrigation projects and equip them with the analysis of data to diagnostic approach in farmer’s field to design manage and operate irrigation systems both at farm level and command levels.

Theory

UNIT I
Definition, objectives, activities and basic aspects of diagnostic analysis. Fundamentals of conceptual framework for performance evaluation of irrigation project.

  • UNIT II
    Study and measurement of performance parameters under different fertility levels. Efficient utilization of irrigation water. Hydraulics of water advance and recession. Design of surface irrigation methods, evaluation of irrigation methods.
  • UNIT III
    Operational management of  irrigation and Drainage networks. Participatory irrigation water management. Evaluation of irrigations projects in relation to basic objectives. Equitable water distribution.

    UNIT IV
    Socio-economic, political and organizational implications in the management of irrigation systems. Pricing of irrigation water Case studies.

    List of Practicals
    Volume and mass relationship of soil constituents, soil texture and structure, movement of water into soil, determination of soil moisture coefficients, water and irrigation requirements, irrigation efficiencies, operational management of irrigation projects and socio-economic survey of framers, design and evaluation of irrigation methods, evaluation of irrigation project, diagnostic analysis in farmers fields and remedial measures for improving irrigation management at the farms.

    Suggested Readings