Solar-Powered Pump Irrigation in Bundelkhand Region of Uttar Pradesh to Solve Drought Problem

  • Rajjan Prasad Research Scholar Institute of Business Management CSJM University, Kanpur, UP-208024
Keywords: Drought, Food Security, Solar water Pumps, Irrigation, Crop, Below Poverty Line

Abstract

This Paper is breaking down the expansion in nourishment security in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh through developing harvests by utilizing Solar water pumps for water system to build the generation of grains, pulses and oilseeds and so on. Bundelkhand is verifiably known dry season inclined region of the nation, yet the recurrence and force of dry spell have expanded over past decades. It is a hard rock territory with restricted or deficient ground water assets, needs foundation, access to improved advancements, markets and contributions with low profitability. The shortage of water in the semi-dry region, with poor soil and low profitability further bothers the issue of nourishment security. All out population of Bundelkhand is 18.3 million, and 79.1% of population lives in country territories (Census 2011) and more than 33% of the family units in these regions are viewed as Below the Poverty Line (BPL). A farming system of crops and livestock is the main occupation. Crop production and livestock rearing contribute 90% of the farm income, crop residue provides 67% of the animal fodder and failure of rains caused distress. Irrigation potentials of less than 45% of net sown area were created; utilization efficiency was about 50%. Surface water resources are less developed in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

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2019-06-27
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