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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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Rainfall probability analysis for conservation of water resources for sustainable irrigation planning

Sethi R. R. , Mandal K. G., Behera A., Sarangi A., Aggarwal R. , Ambast S. K.
ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar- 751 023, India

Abstract

Attempts were made to analyze trends of 44-years (1970-2013) of long-term rainfall using probability distribution functions, seasonal distribution, onset-withdrawal of monsoon, dry and wet spell(s) in 52 standard meteorological weeks (SMW) for Ludhiana (Punjab). Results revealed monsoon season rainfall (598.5 mm) in 39 rainy days delivers about 79.4 % of annual rainfall and its effective rainfall was 434.7 mm; pre-monsoon, post-monsoon and winter season contributes 8.2, 7.9 and 4.5 % of annual rainfall. This call for alternate cropping system with low water requiring crops to match with rainfall and distribution, less reliance on irrigation would arrest rapid declining of groundwater.

Irrigation planning, Ludhiana (Punjab), Markov chain model Analysis, Probability analysis, Rainfall analysis, Rice-wheat

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Sethi, R. R., Mandal, K. G., Behera, A., Sarangi, A., Aggarwal, R., & Ambast, S. K. (2019). Rainfall probability analysis for conservation of water resources for sustainable irrigation planning. Environment Conservation Journal, 20(1&2), 87-99.

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2019.1008.1215

Received: 29.12.2018

Revised: 25.02.2019

Accepted: 24.03.2019

First Online: 20.06. 2019

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2019.1008.1215

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