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Minor Irrigation facilities in West Bengal


  1. Geographical Area: 88.75 Lakh ha.
  2. Ultimate Minor Irrigation Potential so far assessed: 44.34 Lakh ha.
    1. Ground Water Sources: 31.34 Lakh ha.
    2. Surface Water Sources: 13.00 Lakh ha.
  3. Minor Irrigation Potential created till 2014-15: 40.50 Lakh ha.(to be ratified in ongoing 5th MI Census)
    1. Ground Water Sources: 29.00 Lakh ha.
    2. Surface Water Sources: 11.50 Lakh ha.

Report of 4 th Minor Irrigation Census with reference year 2006-2007.
SL No Type of structures No. of structures Culturable Command area in ha. M.I.Potential Created in ha. M.I.Potential Utilised in ha.
1. Dug wells 12467 25468 36236 19646
2. Shallow Tube wells 501776 1413199 2168928 1582984
3. Deep Tube wells 5196 198357 324577 182945
Ground Water schemes 519439 1637024 2529741 1785575
4. Surface Flow 29869 325001 412106 294323
5. Surface Lift 48753 403552 680729 320944
Surface Water Schemes 78622 728553 1092835 615267
Total M.I.Schemes 598061 2365577 3622576 2400842