Conditions necessary for the establishment of the irrigation scheme

stream in between graslands

Conditions necessary for irrigation scheme

  • The land should be gently sloping to allow water to flow by gravity.
  • The area should be drained by permanent rivers to supply enough water all year.
  • The area should be sparsely populated to reduce cost of relocation.




  • The area should have clay soil which allows only limited water seepage.
  • The area should be dry and receiving inadequate rainfall to support crops.