Rural Development

Profiles of Awards
Jain-INCID Agri Irrigation Development Award / Jain-INCID Krishi Sinchai Vikas Puraskar
Sponsor :  Jain Irrigation - Convenor : INCID & Jain Charities
(INCID-The Indian National Committee on Irrigation & Drainage-Agriculture Ministry, GOI)

Background Outline :
Traditional flood irrigation results in misuse of water. Excess water increases soil salinity, damages its texture, & thus productivity reduces. Micro-irrigation achieves water savings, controls salinity and increases productivity.
If excess water near the crop roots is drained out using suitable drainage method, the damage to crops is prevented.
Micro-irrigation is suitable for bringing hilly, sloppy and barren lands also under cultivation.
Micro-irrigation provides water near roots of plants. If a basic improvement is achieved in the system design, then it will become more effective.
Micro irrigation permits use of brackish water or treated effluent from industry, thus conserving water. This award is declared for those who do fundamental work considering all these positive aspects of micro-irrigation.
Selection Process :
Nominations are invited through wide publicity all over India. Joint INCID & Jain Charities committee selects the awardee.

Nature of Award :

Level           :   National

Amount       :   Rs. 51,000/-

Field            :   Agri Irrigation Development

Periodicity   :   Biennial

Since when :   2001-2002

Programme of Award :
To whom     :   Person/Institute/Company
Where         :   ?
When          :   22nd March, World Water Day


Original Concept of Award by :
Mr. Ajit Jain & INCID President.

Selection Criteria for Award :

• Control of water-logging & salinity.

• Prevention of water losses.

• Innovative new designs for enhancing effectiveness of micro irrigation system.

• Use of brackish water/treated effluent for irrigation.

• Waste land development using modern irrigation systems.

• Automation of irrigation system.

• Enhancement of modern irrigation system effectiveness through agronomy and engineering practices.

(Note: Use of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. products is not obligatory).


Those interested farmers/group of farmers may send nominations as per performa enclosed to the Member-Secretary, INCID. The last date for receipt of nominations in INCID Sectt. is 30th September, 2005


For more details please contact:

Member Secretary, INCID, 2nd Floor, Wing IV, West Block-I, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066
Telefax: (91-11) 26182348, E-mail: &


Recipients of Award :
No. Recipient Year

Shriram Paniwatap, Sahkari Sanstha, Nashik


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