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Irrigation projects are of paramount importance in meeting the water demand of agriculture sector. Therefore, evaluating the performance of irrigation systems makes it possible to improve agricultural water management and consequently enhances irrigation efficiency. In this perspective, the present study focuses on diagnostic analysis of the Baroda branch canal of the Som Kamla Amba irrigation project, Rajasthan, India. This study attempts to identify constraints attributed to poor irrigation efficiency and remedial strategies to improve irrigation management. Results revealed that poor maintenance and lacking immediate action of damaged water distribution network were culprits resulting in silting and vegetation infestation. Poor structures viz., tempered pipe outlets and gates, blockage of minors, unauthorized pumping, and poor operations of water distribution systems resulted in poor performance of Baroda branch canal. The performance of Baroda branch canal system can be improved by adoption of appropriate strategies.


Baroda branch canal Command area Diagnostic analysis Irrigation Irrigation efficiency

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Makadiya, K., Purohit, R., Rajput, J., K., D. ., & Rai, A. . (2022). Diagnostic analysis of Baroda branch canal of Som Kamla Amba irrigation project, Rajasthan, India. Environment Conservation Journal, 23(1&2), 192–202.


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