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7) What do you understand by micro irrigation? Discuss its importance to a country like India?(250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “Irrigation”

7) What do you understand by micro irrigation? Discuss its importance to a country like India?(250 words)

Key demand of the question

The question is quite straightforward in its demand. It expects us to explain what micro irrigation is and thereafter, give reasons for its importance to a country like India.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Give a brief introduction to status of irrigation in India and highlight that micro irrigation is gaining currency.

Body –

  • Explain what micro irrigation is – Slow application of water on localized volume of soil by surface drip, subsurface drip, bubbler, and micro sprinkler systems.
  • Explain its importance for India – allows judicious use of water for a water stressed country like India. It also helps to save fertilizer consumption per unit of land etc

Conclusion – Discuss the status of micro irrigation in India and highlight the steps through which micro irrigation in India can be promoted.