Most of the Tribal population are engaged in agricultural for livelihood, therefore, improvement in irrigation facilities act as a special booster for them. Greater focus on group wells and lift irrigation based check dams is needed in order to support agriculture in tribal areas and reduce dependence on monsoon for irrigation. Irrigation related interventions undertaken include development of Canal, Check Dams, Ponds, and Lift Irrigation. Improved irrigation facilities have significantly improved the economic condition of tribal farmers of Gujarat through improvement in the agriculture produce.

In tribal areas lift irrigation is the most appropriate technology due to the undulating topography of the region. Water Resource Department is actively working for promoting Lift Irrigation System in tribal areas At present, the Water Resource Department has installed more than 900 Lift Irrigation covering an area of approx. 40,000 Ha. It has significantly improved the economic condition of tribal population of Gujarat.

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