Fundamentals of Irrigation Development and Planning

  • M. H. Ali


Irrigation has historically been a major factor for increasing crop productivity. Irrigation raises the productivity of land directly by providing sufficient water supply to raise the yield per hectare per crop and by allowing a second crop to be grown during the dry season when yields are potentially higher. But the development of irrigation facility in itself (consequently the productivity and profitability) depends on several factors, which should be understood clearly and which are essential for the successful operation of an irrigation system. This chapter deals with these factors and synthesizes each factor. In addition, irrigation development in Asia and the Pacific region, the impact of irrigation on the environment and ecosystem, and the land classification system for irrigation are discussed.


Groundwater Abstraction Irrigation Project Land Evaluation Land Classification Increase Crop Productivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Ali
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  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DivisionBangladesh Institute of Nuclear AgricultureMymensinghBangladesh

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