West Bengal State Marketing Board

     Area Irrigated by different sources in the district of Murshidabad

Year Area Irrigated By
Govt. Canal Tank HDTW MDTW LDTW STW RLI ODW OTHERS TOTAL
2001-02 46.62 10.16 20.70 0.60 0.50 2.75 10.44 - 131.91 223.68
2002-03 52.69 7.87 13.98 2.47 0.20 3.61 11.44 - 130.06 222.32
2003-04 45.47 8.56 11.25 1.91 0.16 1.85 11.57 - 130.72 211.49
2004-05 34.53 8.30 11.75 0.24 1.72 0.51 11.90 - 130.72 199.67
2005-06 32.89 7.84 10.17 0.25 0.54 0.40 11.14 - 141.43 204.66

HDTW= High Capacity Deep Tubewell                  MDTW= Middle Capacity Deep Tubewell

LDTW= Low Capacity Deep Tubewell                  STW= Shallow Tubewell

RLI= River Lift Irrigation                                         ODW= Open Dug Well

                          Sources of Irrigation in the District of Murshidabad

Year Tank HDTW MDTW LDTW STW* RLI ODW Others
2001-02 12417 537 32 239 887 411 - 71239
2002-03 11101 535 32 239 920 421 - 72704
2003-04 10098 391 107 25 483 321 - 73439
2004-05 11024 351 15 97 200 307 - 73139
2005-06 11024 352 14 61 160 310 - 73724