The National Committee on Plasticulture Applications in Horticulture (NCPAH), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, has approximate a total of 27 million hectares area in the country that has the potential of drip irrigation application. Through this method, crops can be grown productively over the saline lands also. This technique has been beneficial in reclaiming and developing desert and arid areas. The main disadvantage of this method is that it is expensive. But with growing realisation of the value of water this method has been introduced in other countries of the world particularly in desert areas. The method is still in preliminary stages of development in nation.
Table of Crop Suitable for Drip Irrigation Systems: