Minor Irrigation,

Government of Uttar Pradesh


The ongoing Minor Irrigation Program Of the state is one of the most outstanding and spectacular program of the world which can hardly be undertaken only by the single dept. or autonomous body on such a large scale. The total magnitude of the Minor Irrigation Program of the state stands almost one third of all types of such programs being implemented throughout the length and breadth of India. This program has been evaluated as one of the biggest subscription in the irrigation filed of the state. According to the latest data and field survey the contribution of the Minor Irrigation Sources stands upto 77.90% of the total irrigated area of the state. This program is implemented with the co-operation of the farmers for keeping their irrigation sources completely fulfilled which is a phenomenal instance in Public Private Partnership (PPP).

This program being implemented for meeting out the requirements of private irrigation, can be understood while dividing the geographical land pattern of the state in two categories-

Plain Area

The plain area of the state is Alluvial. Such Alluvial areas of plains where water level is not very low/i.e. where water has not reached into the depth, shallow boring is done upto the depth of 30 mtr from the surface level of the land this job being simple and cheap. Such Alluvial areas where water level is in greater depth, medium deep boring is performed from the range of 31 mtr to 60 mtr. The community tube well scheme is implemented in such Alluvial areas where free of cost boring is not possible .

Deep boring scheme is implemented in such Alluvial areas where water level has reached more then the depth of 60 mtr.

Plateau/Table land Area

The scheme of Blast Well, Heavy Ring Boring, Construction of Deep Tube Wells, Well boring by In-Well Ring, construction of check dam is implemented in the 7 district of Bundelkhand and cross Yamuna rocky areas of Allahabad where irrigation has become laborious and costly job.