Minor Irrigation and Command Area Development

Major, medium and minor irrigation projects – their comparative performance; development and utilization of water resources through different minor irrigation schemes. Basic concepts of command area – definition, need, scope, and development approaches: historical perspective, command area development authorities; Interaction/collaboration of irrigation water use efficiency and agricultural production. Planning and execution of on farm development activities with in the scope of command area development; Use of remote sensing techniques for command area development; case studies of some selected commands; Farmers participation in command area development.