Assessment of Irrigation Equipments and Irrigated Area in Bangladesh Under Minor Irrigation Project using GIS
|Paper Type:||Research Paper|
|Research Area:||Agricultural Engineering|
ABSTRACT Agriculture resource planning in Bangladesh carried out without adequate knowledge and information of the specific area. Since, with small amount of irrigated land to feed the overly populated people of the country, precise planning is necessary. This leads to step forward towards a system with updated and enlarged data. The technology, Geographical Information System (GIS) can play an active role by ameliorating the existing system and finding the required information. This paper describes the application of GIS in minor irrigation projects for assessing the status of irrigation equipment and their irrigated area in context of arsenic and ground water level. Study area includes division wise coverage of the whole Bangladesh. It presents findings generated through the GIS software and documents-based research that indicate arsenic contamination and ground water level has a major impact on minor irrigation. Declination of the Static Water Level observed due to extensive use of mechanized equipments. This paper suggests further developmental study detailing the impact on agricultural environment in order to formulate proper planning and the development of minor irrigation.
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