Treadle pump: A low cost irrigation option for marginal farmers

Treadle pump: A low cost irrigation option

  • A RAHMAN Division of Land & Water Management ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region ICAR Parisar, PO- Bihar Veterinary College Patna-800 014 (Bihar) India
  • ASHUTOSH UPADHYAYA Division of Land & Water Management ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region ICAR Parisar, PO- Bihar Veterinary College Patna-800 014 (Bihar) India
  • B P BHATT ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, PO: Bihar Veterinary College Campus, Patna-800 014, Bihar, India

Abstract

India, particularly the eastern states is a land of more than 14 million marginal farmers and about 3 lakh new marginal farms are being added every year due to continued division   of farm holdings. Their production and productivity   are often been risky and relatively of low return due to erratic rainfall and lack of assured irrigation. They have limited investment capacity to invest in quality agricultural inputs and crop diversification to enhance the income and if they do  somehow they substantially  fails due to erratic rainfall and absence of assured irrigation water  Characteristically they are having more family labours but economic condition is stand still due to lack of employment opportunity. This paper presents the scenario and scope of treadle pump which could be a boon for these marginal farmers in improving the production and productivity of small piece of land and engagement to family labours in gainful employment.

Author Biographies

A RAHMAN, Division of Land & Water Management ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region ICAR Parisar, PO- Bihar Veterinary College Patna-800 014 (Bihar) India
Division of Land & Water Management ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region ICAR Parisar, PO- Bihar Veterinary  College Patna-800 014 (Bihar) India

 

ASHUTOSH UPADHYAYA, Division of Land & Water Management ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region ICAR Parisar, PO- Bihar Veterinary College Patna-800 014 (Bihar) India
Division of Land & Water Management ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region ICAR Parisar, PO- Bihar Veterinary  College Patna-800 014 (Bihar) India
B P BHATT, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, PO: Bihar Veterinary College Campus, Patna-800 014, Bihar, India

ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, PO: Bihar Veterinary College Campus, Patna-800 014, Bihar, India

 

Published
2018-09-06
How to Cite
RAHMAN, A; UPADHYAYA, ASHUTOSH; BHATT, B P. Treadle pump: A low cost irrigation option for marginal farmers. Journal of AgriSearch, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 200-202, sep. 2018. ISSN 2348-8867. Available at: <https://jsure.org.in/journal/index.php/jas/article/view/410>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2019.

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