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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (439) Last page : (448)
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Comparative Study on Performance Evaluation of Selected Water User Association

Rohit Gupta*, Y. K. Tiwari and Satyendra Thakur

Department of Soil and Water Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering JNKVV, Jabalpur, M.P. India
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Received: 7.10.2018  |  Revised: 12.11.2018   |  Accepted: 19.11.2018  



A study was conducted on Comparative Study on Performance of Water User Associations (WUAs)”. The main aim of the study was to evaluate the factors responsible for the functioning of selected Water User Association and performance evaluation of the command area of WUA’s. In the present study out of the total eleven physical indicators evaluated for characterizing WUA's, nine are in acceptable range in all three WUA's and it was observed that physical indicators are found superior than other two indicators i.e. bio-economical indicator and social-organizational indicator. In terms of water productivity, Govindgarh WUA has shown highest performance in all reaches than the other WUAs. This is also indicated by farmer satisfaction and in which Tail end supply ratio was highest in Govindgarh which is in the acceptable limit and shows good availability of water in Govindgarh WUA. Bauchhar WUA has highest manpower number ratio of 0.06 followed by 0.0115 in Bijori and 0.01 in Govindgarh WUA. It proves the superiority of Govindgarh WUA among all three WUA's. Statistical analysis of data shows the Govindgarh WUA is the best among three WUA's. Farmer's categories with different canal reach are also responsible for significant variation in the crop as analyzed statistically. There is a significant variation in water productivity in head, middle and tail reach. Even higher water utilization at head reach of canal could not achieve higher water productivity as compared to tail reach.

Key words: Water productivity, Water user association, Performance evaluation.

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Cite this article: Gupta, R., Tiwari, Y. K. Thakur, S., Comparative Study on Performance Evaluation of Selected Water User Association, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 439-448 (2018). doi: