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IRRIGATION

Tripura has a geographical area of 10,49,169 hectares. It has undulating terrain with low hills interspersed with narrow valleys. 2/3rd of its land is under forest cover. Soil is good for cultivation. Tripura is endowed with high precipitation but skewed distribution resulting into scarcity of surface runoff in dry months. The ground water potential is high but yield of tube well is low.

Land under cultivation is 2,55,241 hectares.

Primarily assessed irrigable land is 1,17,000 hectares.

By concerted action of PWD (WR), RD, Agriculture, TTAADC and Forest Departments with various schemes like Lift, Medium, Diversion; Deep, Shallow and Artisan wells; Pick-up wires, tanks, small pumps, water harvesting and watershed management works, current irrigation coverage is 1,10,524 hectares which accounts for 94.46% of irrigable land and 43.30% of land under cultivation.

Primarily assessed irrigable land is 1,17,000 hectares.

By concerted action of PWD (WR), RD, Agriculture, TTAADC and Forest Departments with various schemes like Lift, Medium, Diversion; Deep, Shallow and Artisan wells; Pick-up wires, tanks, small pumps, water harvesting and watershed management works, current irrigation coverage is 1,10,524 hectares which accounts for 94.46% of irrigable land and 43.30% of land under cultivation.

Expansion of Irrigation Area (in Ha.) in Tripura :

1972

1978

1998

2010

2011

2012

1,956

4,383

40,383

1,04,995

1,08,646

1,10,524

 

 

Presently, the following important irrigation schemes are under operation :

LI

HPLI

DTW

Diversion

Medium

1567

5

195

42

3

 

 

 

 

 
   
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