Micro Irrigation Project
ANDHRA PRADESH MICRO IRRIGATION PROJECT
MEDAK AT SANGAREDDY
The prestigious Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project (APMIP) has come as sign of relief to the farmers of Medak District, and they are utilizing this opportunity to minimize the Water and, Electricity consumption and increase yields with less cost of cultivation. Thus APMIP is getting popularized gradually winning over farmers during last 6 years.
Drip Irrigation ranks near the top of measures with substantial untapped potential. In contrast to a flooded field, this allows a large share of water to evaporate without benefiting a crop, drip irrigation results in negligible evaporation losses. When combined with soil moisture monitoring or other ways of assessing crop’s water needs accurately, drip irrigation can achieve efficiencies as high as 95 percent, compared with 50-70 percent for more conventional flood or furrow irrigation.
VISION OF ANDHRA PRADESH MICRO IRRIGATION PROJECT
- Increased crop productivity
- Improved quality of agriculture produce
- Conservation of water and sustainable use of water
- Higher energy efficiency in agriculture sector
- Saving in labor expenses
1) Organizational setup at State Level:
I.Rani Kumudini; Commissioner of Horticulture
D.Balaji Naik ; Project Officer (FAC)
Achievements: CROP – WISE AREA COVERED DURING 2010-11