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Some Salient Findings
  • The 4th MI Census was conducted with reference year 2006-07

  • The Census convassed in 28 states & 5 UTs covering 609 districts and 6912 Development Blocks

  • Overall 2.1 crore Minor Irrigation Structures were recorded

  • Uttar Pradesh possesses the largest number of MI schemes in the country (42.8 Lakh)

  • MI schemes are pre-dominantly owned by individual farmers and very few (less than 5% ) are owned by public institutions

Census of Minor Irrigation Schemes

Minor Irrigation schemes contribute a major share in the growing irrigation across the country accounting for about 65% of the total Irrigation Potential Utilised. Irrigation schemes using either ground water or surface water and having a Culturable Command Area of less than 2000 hectare individually are categorized as Minor Irrigation Schemes. The schemes have been categorized broadly into five major types; (1) Dugwell (2) Shallow tubewell (3) Deep tubewell (4) Surface flow schemes and (5) Surface lift schemes . The need for conducting the census of Minor Irrigation arose as it was felt that a database of these schemes will serve the planning, development and management needs of these schemes which contribute to agriculture in a big way.

The First Census of Minor Irrigation schemes was conducted with reference year 1986-87. The Second Census with reference year 1993-94 was conducted in all States and Union Territories, except Gujarat, Maharashtra and UTs of Chandigarh, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep. The Third Minor Irrigation Census with reference year 2000-01 was conducted in all States and Union Territories except Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep. This Census, the fourth in the series, has been conducted with reference year 2006-07 in all States and Union Territories except Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep.

4th MI Census Reports
National Level
bullet  Dugwell
bullet  Shallow Tubewell
bullet  Deep Tubewell
bullet  Surface Flow Schemes
bullet  Surface Lift Schemes
bullet  Integrated Reports
State Level
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Related Links
bullet  3rd MI Census (2000-01)
bullet  2nd MI Census (1993-94)
bullet   Ist MI Census (1986-87)

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