Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 7th Standard
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Give a comparative account of any two methods of irrigation. - Geography

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Give a comparative account of any two methods of irrigation.

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Well, irrigation, cannel irrigation, tank irrigation, etc. are some of the methods of irrigation.

Well, irrigation:

  1. In this type of irrigation, the groundwater is obtained by digging wells, bore wells, etc. 
  2. Comparatively less area is required for digging wells. 
  3. Wells are owned by people. Therefore, water in the wells can be used easily and flexibly.
  4. Well irrigation is comparatively less costly.

Cannel irrigation:

  1. The dams are constructed on the rivers. The stored water in the dams is supplied to the surrounding regions with the help of the cannels. This is known as cannel irrigation.
  2. Comparatively, a vast area is required for constructing dams.
  3. Dams are owned by the government. Therefore, water in the dams may not be used easily and flexibly.
  4. Cannels irrigation is comparatively more costly.
Concept: Types of Farming - Commercial Farming
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Balbharati Geography 7th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 9 Agriculture
Exercise | Q 2.2 | Page 61
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