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Performance evaluation of an irrigation project with reference to its irrigation objectives

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : African Journal of Agricultural Research

Source : African Journal of Agricultural Research, Volume 6, Issue 11, p.2472-2478 (2011)

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Keywords : cost benefit analysis, detailed project report, Kerala, Malampuzha irrigation project, performance evaluation.

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Center : Sustainable Development

Department : Chemistry

Year : 2011

Abstract : During the late 1950s in India several river valley projects were started for irrigation and power generation. One such project is the Malampuzha project, the largest irrigation project in Kerala state. The project started functioning in 1956. It was expected to cater the irrigation need of 22554 Ha of rice paddy in Palakkad district. The present study is an attempt to evaluate the project by focussing on its original irrigation objectives. Data from the detailed project report (DPR) and those generated from field surveys using a custom made questionnaire was used for the study. The cost – benefit analysis conducted on Malampuzha irrigation project, with reference to its declared irrigation objectives, shows that the performance of the project is not satisfactory.

Cite this Research Publication : P. P. Nikhil Raj, Azeez, P. A., and A. Hussain, S., “Performance evaluation of an irrigation project with reference to its irrigation objectives”, African Journal of Agricultural Research, vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 2472-2478, 2011.

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