Patterns of Water Supply, Growth Trends in Irrigation Area and Irrigation Development

  • Suman Lata
Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)


This chapter deals with patterns of water supply, growth trends in irrigated area and its development in different regions of the state by taking account the data of 20 years period that ranged from 1995–1996 to 2014–2015. Growth rates per annum in irrigated area through different sources of irrigation and for irrigated crops were also computed for each district by applying ‘Least Square Method’. Further, a comparative picture of intensity of irrigation was presented afterwards the levels of irrigation development were assessed applying the Composite Z-Score method for the study.


Area irrigated more than once Gross irrigated area Irrigated area by canals Irrigated area by other means Irrigated area by other wells Irrigated area by tanks Irrigated area by tubewells Irrigated area under cash crops Irrigated area under cereal crops Irrigated area under oilseed crops Irrigated area under pulse crops Irrigation intensity Levels of irrigation development Net irrigated area Patterns of growth in irrigated area Trends of growth in irrigated cropped area Trends of growth in source Wise irrigated area Trends of growth in total irrigated area 


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  • Suman Lata
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyRamdayalu Singh College, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar UniversityMuzaffarpurIndia

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