NITP in Nepalese Context
When either waters acquisition for irrigation or its application, if both of them or any one of them, is not conventional in nature than that is Non Conventional Irrigation System in our context. In other words any irrigation schemes which are different from conventional irrigation system are non conventional irrigation system. Hence, irrigation system which includes one or more than one of components listed below
- Treadle Pumps
- Low cost water storage (Thai jars, Soil-cement tanks)
- Rain water harvesting mainly for irrigation
- Lifting water using renewable energy (Solar pumps, Electric pumps, Barsha Pumps etc)
are examples of non conventional irrigation in Nepalese context.
NITP has also taken up projects for restoring large ponds, which were traditionally used for irrigation, in Terai region to increase its efficiency and capacity and use it for the development of non conventional irrigation system.
- Serve disadvantaged group
- Serve marginal land and farmers
- Provide irrigation to severely water deficit areas
- Help to achieve poverty reduction goal by promoting high value crops such as vegetable, herbs, fruits etc farming.