In Uttar Pradesh, pressure irrigation is the new normal

Lucknow: Jal Shakti Minister of Uttar Pradesh,  Swatantra Dev Singh informed that new technologies are being promoted continuously, Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Uttar Pradesh is developing pressure irrigation system in districts- Siddhartnagar, Maharajganj and Gorakhpur, this is a new irrigation system. Pressure irrigation system work is being done for the first time in the state.

Swatantra Dev Singh informed that sedimentation tank, pump house and PCC pipe and DI pipe are being used in pressure irrigation system. In pressure irrigation system, pipe (800 mm and 200 mm) line is being laid about 1.5 meters below the ground, so that farming on the land of farmers will continue as before. In this irrigation system, there is provision of outlet at every 200 meters. Due to the flow of water under pressure in the pipe, the farmer can irrigate his field by gravity flow and by installing pipe. If the farmer has developed sprinkler system in his field, then he can irrigate by just connecting his sprinkler system to the outlet.

Swatantra Dev Singh informed that under the 07 projects of pressure irrigation system, pipe laying work of 31.000 km length is in progress at 11 places. Irrigation facility will be available to about 18000 farmers of 57 villages through 07 projects. There is provision of irrigation of 3969.00 hectares in Kharif and 3969.00 hectares in Rabi through the said project. The cost of 07 projects is Rs. 111.62 crores.

The Jal Shakti Minister informed that along with this, innovation is also being promoted by the Irrigation Department in flood related construction works. In this sequence, under Sharda Organization, 2 new spurs were constructed on Sanedhi embankment in district Pilibhit and one flood damaged spur was converted into T (J).
He informed that new provisions were made in this as follows. Under this, factory made wire crates whose mesh size is 10 cm and 12 cm are effective even on small boulders. Under this, the size of apron of launching apron was used as 1.5 m x 1.5 m x 5 m instead of 1 m x 1 m x 1 m traditionally used in the department. This design proved safer and there was a 25 percent reduction in cost. This design has been implemented in flood projects of entire Eastern Organization.

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