Lift Irrigation schemes

Lift Irrigation Schemes are adopted at locations where flow irrigation is not possible. Lift irrigation schemes involve lifting of water by mechanical means for irrigating mostly for paddy fields having a command area of not less than 40 Ha. The sources of water are usually canals and rivers. There are about 442 lift Irrigation schemes which are in operation for supply of water to agriculture under the Water Resources Department.  The lift irrigation schemes are selected after considering the feasibility of the scheme.

An ayacut of around 42,000 hectares (42848.07) has been achieved by the various Lift irrigation schemes in the state. Economic ceiling limit for LI schemes are taken as Rs 50,000 per hectare and maintenance cost is taken as Rs 1800 per hectare.

Sl No

Name of district

No of works

Ayacut

( in Ha)

1

Thrissur

91

9691.72

2

Palakkad

40

4571.83

3

Malappuram

51

7341.29

4

Kozhikode

4

143.47

5

Wayanad

20

1596.96

6

Kannur

4

253.48

7

Kasargode

4

426.6

8

Ernakulam

136

12552

9

Kollam

15

691.3

10

Chengannur

13

1395

11

Pathanamthitta

48

3063.02

12

Kottayam

13

788.8

13

Idukki

3

332.6

 
Water discharges into the sump from the pump house and then to the ayacut through the channels