Narmada Irrigation Research Station, Khandha

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

       

             The Narmada Irrigation Research Project, AAU, Khandha farm is located at village Khandha on Karjan-Handod road which is 6 km away from Karjan (Bombay – Ahmedabad Western Railway Line) and 8 km away from N.H.-8 in South Western direction on 220-20 N latitude and 730-110 E longitude above 28 m MSL. It represents the Agro-climatic Region-13 of India and Middle Gujarat Agro-climatic Zone-III.

            The Sardar Sarovar Project on river Narmada is expected to cover about 18 lakh hectares of land under irrigation. First phase of project cover the command area between Narmada in the South and Mahi river in North. Deep black (ustert) and alluvial soil are the two major soil groups with various irrigability classes covering the command. Narmada Irrigation Research Project (NIRP) Phase-I was initiated with the financial support of Narmada Planning Group (NPG) in the year 1988 (G.R. No. NPG/1087/11/K date 13.11.87) with an aim to develop an integrated water management practices for different crops grown in black soil area of Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) command to be covered under first phase of SSP with broad objectives to develop sound soil and water management technology for efficient use of irrigation water with sustained soil health for the black soil area of Narmada Command of Phase-I. In context to above said aims, total 35 recommendations in different crops have been made for farming community during the period from 1989 to 2005.

           Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited, Gandhinagar has re-mandated the original mandates of the station vide letter No. 168, dated 6th July, 2005 to fulfill the following objectives.


  • Broad Objectives:-
  • 1. Demonstration on recommended technologies in different crops
  • 2. Analysis of soil samples in Narmada command area
  • 3. Transfer of Technology through organizing trainings of the farmers and Farmer’s day

  • Details of the farm

Sr. No.

Particulars

Area (ha.)

1

Area under field crops

18.53

2

Area under horticultural plantation

2.12

3

Area under roads, buildings, drainage channel, farm pond, meteorological observatory, etc.

3.98

 

Total area

24.63

 

  • Available Facilities

Civil infrastructure

  • 1. Office cum laboratory building
  • 7. Fodder shed
  • 2. Implement shed
  • 8. Jeep garage
  • 3. Godown
  • 9. Pump room
  • 4. Threshing yard
  • 10.Sump well
  • 5. Bullock shed
  • 11.Open shed
  • 6. Protection wall and connecting road
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Irrigation facilities

  • Tube well – 2 Nos.
  • Farm pond 
  • Narmada sub minor canal
  • Other facilities
  • Drip irrigation system for experiment and demonstration purpose.
  • Farm is facilitated with various types of need base farm implements/equipments.
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Ongoing Project/Scheme

 

Sr.

Name of Project/Scheme

Budget Head

Funding Agency

Type of Scheme

Starting Year

1

Narmada Irrigation Research Project

18023

SSNNL, Gandhinagar

Other Agency

1989

2

Strengthening adaptive research in all agro climatic zones of the state (Adaptive trial)

12937

State Govt.

Plan

2010-11

3

Classified works

12600

State Govt.

Plan

2016-17

4

Mega seed project

(Revolving fund)

2030-10 A

ICAR, New Delhi

 

ICAR, Megaseed revolving fund

2005-06 to 2018-19 (During the year 2019-20 to undertaking by Comptroller)

 

       

LOCATION OF THE FARM

 

 

 

 

 
 
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