Comparison of Operational Cost between Deep Tubewell Irrigation and Borewell Irrigation System in Parasan, Kanchanpur District, Nepal

Subik Shrestha, Khet Raj Dahal

Abstract


The study was conducted in order to know the cost operation analysis between deep tube well irrigation system and former bore well irrigation system during the period of 2016-2018 in Prasasn, Punarbash Municipality, Kanchnapur, Nepal. Questionnaire survey and field verification of Punarbash area were conducted and the crops like Oryza sativa (Paddy), Saccharum officinarum (Sugar cane), Brassica nigra (Mustard), Triticum aestivum (Wheat) were chosen for the analysis with reference to water requirement per hour. It was found that the lowest pumping hours for one hector was through deep tube well irrigation system with oryza sativa (13 hrs), Saccharum officinarum (39 hrs), Brassica nigra (6.5 hrs), Triticum aestivum (26 hrs). The study concluded that deep tube well irrigation was almost three fold economical than the bore well irrigation to operate where bore well irrigation is a primary source of water for irrigating crops.


Keywords


Borewell Irrigation; Deep Tubewell Irrigation; Total Irrigation Hour; and Total Operation Cost.

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