Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh government plans to promote drip irrigation among the sugarcane and other farmers in more than 30,000 villages in 2 years.
The Horticulture Department will be monitoring and implementing the micro-irrigation project in the state. The department says that for the time being it has drawn up a plan to bring at least two-hectare in each village under the drip irrigation system.
According to the news report published in The Times of India, Manoj Singh, additional chief secretary, horticulture, said, “We expect that the consumption of water for agriculture purposes would reduce by 30% after implementing the project. There are about 30,000 villages in UP which have adopted micro-irrigation practices, especially in the Bundelkhand region. By the end of 2022, we are aiming to extend this system to all villages in the state.”