Study of the hydraulic parameters of existing water storage structures in Bhakra Main canal command area of Sirsa district, Haryana

  • PAWAN JEET ICAR-IINRG
  • NEELAM PATEL 1Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA Campus, New Delhi, India

Abstract

           The construction of balancing reservoir or tank has been promoted by private as well as government organisation for storing canal and tubewell water at farmers’ fields. Balancing reservoir is an extensive kind of a water storage system because they ensure the adequate quantities of water availability to fulfil the demand and maintain water qualities. The major hydraulic parameters of tank are length, width, depth, side slope, surface area and storage capacity. In this study, 109 existing balancing reservoir hydraulic parameters information were collected from farmers’ field. The storage capacity of the balancing reservoir is important for the efficient operation of a water supply system. The balancing reservoir should be large enough to store sufficient water to meet both average and peak daily demands of crops. In the present study, various balancing reservoir of different sizes and shape have been constructed in the farmers’ fields. Trapezoidal shaped tanks can be constructed which having geometrical advantage over other shapes and sizes tanks. B-category tanks are mostly existed in research areas that are based on the areas of size of landholding. Water storage through tank is devised as an efficient tool because it improved crop productivity and reduces risk uncertainties. This study helped in stabilizing and supporting water management technology for a large proportion of agriculture in the arid and semi arid tropics.

Author Biographies

PAWAN JEET, ICAR-IINRG

Er. Pawan Jeet is presently working as Scientist at ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Namkum, Ranchi (Jharkhand). He was topper in Agriculture Research Scientist (ARS) 2014 conducted by ASRB, Indian Council of Agricultural Research in the discipline of Land and Water ManagementEngineering. He has completed M.Tech and continuing Ph.D. from IARI, New Delhi and B.Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad (UP). He has been recipient of Junior Research Fellowship (ICAR-JRF), ICAR-NET and Senior Research Fellowship (ICAR-SRF) in Land and Water Management Engineering.  He has professional experience in the field of modelling of soil and water conservation, rainwater harvesting and irrigation.

NEELAM PATEL, 1Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA Campus, New Delhi, India

Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA Campus, New Delhi, India

Published
2018-09-06
How to Cite
JEET, PAWAN; PATEL, NEELAM. Study of the hydraulic parameters of existing water storage structures in Bhakra Main canal command area of Sirsa district, Haryana. Journal of AgriSearch, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 193-199, sep. 2018. ISSN 2348-8867. Available at: <https://jsure.org.in/journal/index.php/jas/article/view/478>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2019.

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