Community micro irrigation involves integration of farmers. This refers to differences between the area, crop, terrain, soil, and as micro irrigation is a relatively new concept in agriculture, it would require training, capacity building of all the associated farmers. Nevertheless, hand to hand support within farmers is a fundamental requisite for a better yield and a better quality yield.
In regard to community micro irrigation, Netafim offers the following services.
Eravelli Lift Irrigation Project is the perfect example of how Netafim helps the conventional farmers and farm lands with the latest agricultural and irrigation techniques to help farmers grow more and grow better.
Gotkhindi is a region in the Sangli district of Maharashtra. This is the first community irrigation project. The principal water source (Krishna River) of Gotkhindi lies 6 km away from the Main Delivery Chamber (MDC). Irrigation was initially possible owing to the availability of electricity for 24 hours a day, however, which was later on reduced to 12 hours a day on account of load shedding. Netafim, in 2010, proposed the Water User Co-Operative Society to adopt drip irrigation system to improve the irrigation situation.
Bambawade is a village in the Sangli district of India. The uniqueness of the project is with its lift that is designed entirely on drip. Bambawade project is comprised of many hi-tech equipment and systems installed to reap several farming benefits. These include the gravel filter as primary filter with automatic back flush system controlled by NMC Pro, Amiad Scan-Away semi-automatic filters as the secondary filter, automation with NMC XL and Radio net wireless system.