Sources of Irrigation

Factors influencing suitability of irrigation system The suitability of various irrigation methods, i.e., surface, sprinkler or drip depends mainly on the following factors.

  • Natural conditions -Topography, Soil, Rainfall
  • Crops
  • Technology
  • Labour inputs
  • Cost

Main types of irrigation include wells and tube wells, canals, tanks, traditional water harvesting techniques and micro irrigation.

The traditional irrigation types include various irrigation practices of rural India which are being done from ages. Some of them are famous with names such as Johars, Baolis, Kuhls  and Doug.

Any irrigation system requires three components viz. Storage Component, Conveyance component and Field application