ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Alternatives to Micro-Irrigation:Evaluation of the Treadle Pump

This paper reports the results of a survey conducted to assess the comparative performance of the treadle pump vis-à-vis other water-lifting options in villages in UP, Bihar and Orissa. The survey shows that the treadle pump is easier to operate than other types of manual irrigation systems, and that its efficiency is also greater. Its range of command area makes it especially suitable for operation on small and marginal farms. Moreover, it is more efficient than even a diesel pump.
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