Tank Irrigation in Chittoor District : A Case Study of Rayalacheruvu Tank
V.RAVI, P.KOTHANDARAMI REDDY
Journal Title:PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH
The tanks are many centuries old and managed mainly by the community as most of the tanks are small in size. The
system of managing tanks through community participation is also many Centuries old. But, the performance of
tanks has been deteriorating over the years owing to various reasons. Tank irrigation system is less capital intensive and
has wider acceptance compared to major irrigations. Tanks can be effectively used for development of backward areas.
The tank irrigation system has a special significance to the marginal and small farmers who depend on the tank irrigation.
Participation as a process is a dynamic, non-quantifiable and essentially unpredictable element. As a process, participation
will change the life of the project into a permanent dynamic movement. Participation of farmers is essential dimension
for agricultural and rural development & is one of the crucial components of success in irrigation, livestock, water and