To save water and assist farmers, the Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane Development Department will install drip irrigation devices in 30,000 hectares of sugarcane growing land. This will be accomplished utilizing subsurface drip irrigation technology, which will save farmers water while also increasing production.
Farmers will be able to minimize the quantity of water necessary for irrigation in sugarcane production with the aid of this technology, which will benefit more than 2,500 farmers across the state.
"Drip irrigation technology is one such initiative of the Sugarcane Development Department, "which, in the long term, will make farmers rich with the technology of water conservation." An official statement said.
According to the sugarcane department, the drip irrigation plan has been selected for 2,566 farmers in the state who would benefit from it. The consumption of irrigation water will be reduced by 50 to 60% when drip irrigation is used.
Sanjay Bhoosreddy, Additional Chief Secretary, Sugarcane Department, said, "This technology will significantly reduce the exploitation of groundwater. In the crushing season 2021-22, it is planned to set up drip irrigation plants in 30,000 hectares of sugarcane area. After this, the scope of the scheme will be expanded."
He further said, "Better management of water resources will increase the income of the farmers. The government plans to implement this scheme on a large scale. The idea behind it is to link the farmers with technology so that their yield and in turn their income will increase."