WATER MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTRE

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  • Assessment of water availability at regional level and to devise intervention for matching water supply with the agricultural production systems demand
  • Development, management and updating of database on water resources availability from surface, groundwater and waste water sources and their utilization
  • Socio- economic & policy research in relation to irrigation water management

Surface Water Management

  • Basic studies on soil-water-plant-atmospheric processes for improved water- use efficiency and enchanced agricultural production
  • Surface and pressurized irrigation systems for efficient use of water and nutrients in crop productions
  • In-situ moisture conservation and productivity of harvested water for efficient rain water management in hilly and high rainfall areas
  • Crop water requirement, irrigation scheduling, corps sequencing from enhancing on- farm water-use efficiency in canal command.
MANDATE:

Theme-I: Assessment of surface and ground water availability and quality at regional level and to evolve management strategies using Decision Support System (DDS) for matching water supply and demand in agricultural production systems.

Theme-II: Design, development and refinement of surface and pressurized irrigation systems including small holders systems for enhancing water use efficiency and water productivity for different agro- eco systems.

Theme-III: Management of rain water for judicious use and to develop and evaluate groundwater recharge technologies for augmenting groundwater availability under different hydro-geological conditions.

Theme-IV: Basic studies on soil-water-plant-environment relationship under changing scenarios of irrigation water management.

Theme-V: To evolve management strategies for conjunctive use of surface and ground water resources for sustainable crop production.



Name of Project Principal. Investigator Agency Duration
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Optimization of land and water resources of Tawi lift canal command area of Jammu (14710ha) for rice-wheat sequence Dr. A. K. Raina, Chief Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download
Evaluation of drip irrigation layout and effect of irrigation on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) Dr. Vijay Bharti, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download
Evaluation of aerobic rice cultivation under different wheat establishment methods for irrigated areas of Jammu Dr. Vijay Bharti, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download
Modeling for planning the conjunctive use of water at basin level within the canal commands of Jammu. Dr. A. Samanta, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download
Determination of spatio-temporal variation of soil moisture with field-cum-remote sensing data for canal command Dr. A. Samanta, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download
Performance evaluation of system of rice intensification (SRI) over scientific management practices (SMP) for basmati rice at Jammu Dr. A. Samanta, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download
Effect of establishment methods and irrigation regimes on water productivity of wheat Dr. A. Samanta, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download
Multiple use of water through raised and sunken bed technology for improving water productivity of low lands Dr. A.K. Raina, Chief Scientist Dr. Vijay Bharti, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 5 years Download
Studies on Alternate Wetting and Drying Irrigation Regime Management in Basmati Rice through Field Water Measuring Tube Device Dr. B.R. Bazaya, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download
Evaluation and promoting of low duty crop diversification under deficit irrigation of middle and tail reaches of canal command area of Jammu Dr. B.R. Bazaya, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download
Managing Agriculture Water Demand through Pressurized Irrigation System Er. N.K. Gupta, Sr. Scientist ICAR- IIWM, Bhubneswar 3 years Download


Name : Dr. A.K. Raina
Designation : Chief Scientist & Head
Area of Specialization : (Soil & Water Engineering / Irrigation & Drainage Engineering),Irrigation water management, Watershed Management, Water harvesting, Sustainable Action plans, Soil erosion & Catchment's area treatment
E mail : dr.ashokraina@gmail.com
Contact No : 09906382637 (M)
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Name : Er. N. K. Gupta
Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agri. Engg.)
Area of Specialization : Hydrology (Specialization in Watershed Management)
E mail : Nkgupta03@gmail.com, Nkgupta03@rediffmail.com
Contact No : 9622147126
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Name : Dr. B.R. Bazaya
Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agronomy)
Area of Specialization : Weed Management, Nutrient Management, Water Management
E mail : Bazaya_br@rediffmail.com
Contact No : +91 9419213497
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Name : Dr. Vijay Bharti
Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agronomy)
Area of Specialization : Agronomy(Water Management)
E mail : vibhrt25@gmail.com
Contact No : 9419235884
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Name : Dr. A. Samanta
Designation : Sr. Scientist (Soils)
Area of Specialization : Irrigation water management, Watershed Management, Water harvesting, Sustainable Action plans, Soil erosion & Catchment’s area treatment
E mail : samanta.abhijit86@gmail.com
Contact No : 09419148656
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Title: To study the impact of laser leveling on WUE in rice- wheat system   within Ratian village of Ranbir Canal Command Area


Recommendation:

  •  Laser leveled plots puddle with rotavator in rice and with double discing- rotavator operation followed by seed drill sowing in wheat improved rice yield by 25% and 19% in wheat as compared to farmer  practice.
  • WUE in rice-wheat sequence is up-scaled to 11.6 kg/ha-mm as compared to 8.3 kg/ha-mm in traditional leveled plots of farmer fields.
  • There is additional net returns of Rs.46983/ha after incurring expenditure of Rs.6500/ha over farmer practice.
  • B:C ratio improved  to 3.35 as compared to  2.88 (farmer practice)
  • The stake-holders of Jammu must promote laser leveling practice within farmers’ fields of irrigated area, thereby improve the water productivity from 0.83 to 1.2 kg/m3 i.e 44% over conventional method within 76472 CCA in rice-wheat sequence of Ranbir canal command area. 

Note: Laser levelling in collaboration with KVK Kathua within farmer fields of District Kathua under OFT- Kharif, 2015


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