AGRI - INTEX -2016
WTC Stall and Micro Irrigation System Model in CODISSIA on 15.07.2016 - 18.07.2016
Water Technology Centre (WTC) at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is one among the three such centres in the country which was established during 1982 to cater to the needs of the Southern region in relation to research, extension and teaching. It plays a key role in making an assessment of the available resources of water and economic utilization for maximizing agricultural production with suitable on-farm water management practices developed for different situations. Over the years, the centre has grown up in terms of infrastructural facilities, staff positions, research and training activities and it stands foremost among the institutions devoted for water management issues.
The Water Technology Centre which
encompasses five inter-disciplinary units viz., Agronomy, Agricultural
Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Crop Physiology and Soil Science &
Agricultural Chemistry are involved in developing a package of practices with
the main focal theme on increasing Water Use efficiency (WUE)
with simultaneous increase in crop production. Some of the major thrust
areas given due recognition are: cropping system and water management, micro
irrigation and fertigation, watershed management, conjunctive use, water
quality and waste water recycling, agricultural drainage and water
policy. Besides, the Centre is handling State Government aided plan
schemes, international collaborative schemes, Government of India schemes, ICAR
schemes and private agency funded schemes.
Major Thrust Areas: