AN ECONOMIC STUDY OF FARMERS PARTICIPATION IN TANK IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MADURAI DISTRICT

Dr. M A Rajkumar, Dr. P KARTHIKEYAN

Abstract


Compare with system and non system tank farmers, the non system tank farmers do not get adequate water as they depend on their own catchment area. Government should initiate more modernized schemes for non system tank farmers.  Socio economically poor farmers own the land in tail end areas they belong to lower caste. In a nutshell, in modernized tanks well water level was almost stable compared with non modernized tanks. The water depleted year by year in non modernized tanks In short, modernized tank farmers have got irrigation facility for two crops compared with non modernized tanks irrespective of tank systems. Farmers were not interested to cultivate third crop in system tanks even though water was available in wells.


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