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Agro-Well and Pump Diffusion in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka: Past Trends, Present Status and Future Prospects

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dc.contributor.author Kikuchi, Masao en_US
dc.contributor.author Weligamage, Parakrama en_US
dc.contributor.author Barker, Randolph en_US
dc.contributor.author Samad, Madar en_US
dc.contributor.author Kono, H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Somaratne, H. M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:17:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:17:43Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-31 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-31 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4476
dc.description.abstract "This study investigates the pattern, extent and causes of the spread and use of agro-wells and pumps for irrigation in traditional villages and irrigated settlement schemes in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. Almost 96 percent of major irrigation schemes (command area more than 80 ha) and 72 percent of minor irrigation schemes are located within the dry zone. Groundwater is the sole or supplementary source of water in irrigating crops. An extensive survey was carried out in all districts in the dry zone. Crystalline rocks are predominant in the area while alluvial aquifers are an important feature in rivers within the study area. In terms of the command area, selected schemes represent more than 30 percent of the command area of major irrigation schemes in the country." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IWMI Research Report no. 66 en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject groundwater en_US
dc.subject surveys en_US
dc.subject farmers' associations en_US
dc.subject farmer-managed irrigation en_US
dc.subject arid regions en_US
dc.title Agro-Well and Pump Diffusion in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka: Past Trends, Present Status and Future Prospects en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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