The Project consists of two subprojects:
Groundwater Subproject (approx. 85 tube wells each about 160 m deep) including surface irrigation of 2300 ha.
Trickle irrigation Subproject (approx 500 ha.)
The objectives of the project were to bring uncultivated land resources into the production and tap underutilized human resources by expanding the exploitation of groundwater resources through development of new tube wells and by increasing the irrigation area through micro-irrigation to increase crop production, to increase incomes of farmers and enhancing socioeconomic conditions.
Hydrological investigations, including Geo-electrical survey, drilling and installation of tube wells, test pumping determination of aquifer characteristics, groundwater recharge and discharge, water quality tests.
Groundwater monitoring, including hydrological and hydro-metrical data concerning recharge-discharge
Trickle Irrigation Subproject:
Design, provision and installation of Micro-Irrigation Systems
Irrigation, drainage and water management
Nursery and Planning Materials
Extension, Adaptive Research and Training (10 on-farm demonstration units)
Monitoring and evaluation of farm activities
Construction Supervision of all the components of the scheme
Measurement of work done