Irrigation

 

 

Irrigation is an important input for enhancing production and productivity in Agriculture Sector. Accelerated growth of agricultural production for population in Tripura has created need for multiple crops with the help of irrigation.

 

Since its merger with India in 1949, steps have been taken to irrigate agricultural land by setting minor irrigation schemes through lifting of water from river/ steams and from underground aquifer. Expension of irrigated area continued by creating more number of minor irrigation schemes. To bring more area under irrigation, beaides, minor irrigation schemes, initiative were taken for implementation of 3 (three) medium irrigation projects in the state and a considerable area could be brought under irrigation by those projects.

 

The State Government has given high emphasis for accelerated growth in irrigation ensuring co-operation of the PRI bodies and by concerted effort of the Department for Water Resource, Rural Development, Agriculture, Forests and Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Council.

 

With a view to expand irrigation facility to the area under different crops, the Government has implemented various irrigation schemes like Lift Irrigation, Deep Tube Well, Diversion Scheme, Medium Irrigation Project, Artesian Wells, Shallow Tube Wells, Tanks, Pick-up weirs, small pumps, Watershed Management etc though various Departments.

 

The command area brought under irrigation as on 31.03.2018 by different Department is 116659 ha., which is 45.7% of the cultivable area of 255241 ha.

 

Total cultivable land in the state is 2,55,241 Ha. The State Government has taken objective for bringing 55% of the cultivable land i.e 1,40,383 ha. under irrigation coverage.

 

District and Source-wise Net Irrigated Area in Tripura, 2015-16:

 

District and Source-wise Gross Irrigated Area in Tripura, 2015-16:

 

District-wise Irrigated Area under Cereals and Millets in Tripura, 2015-16:

 

District-wise Irrigated Area under Pulses in Tripura, 2015-16:

 

District-wise Irrigated Area under Other Food Crops in Tripura, 2015-16:

 

District-wise Irrigated Area under Oilseeds in Tripura, 2015-16:

 

Status of irrigation over the plan period till 2017-18:

 

Minor Irrigation Statistics in Tripura, 2007-08 to 2015-16:

 

District-wise Minor Irrigation Statistics in Tripura, 2015-16: