Accelerated Irrigated land use and optimization of Agriculture
Production through efficient soil-crop-water management without
resources degradation is essential to meet food & fibre need
of the country's ever increasing population. Sustained and increased
agriculture production is possible only through an Integrated Participatory
Development Approach where all concerned are dedicated to Nation
development. This entails need of appropriate training to all the
planners, field workers and farmers by a management institute, well
equipped with necessary tools and training facilities. Irrigation
Management and IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT & TRAINING INSTITUTE (IMTI),
KOTA fulfils this requirement.
The Irrigation Management & Training Institute, Kota (Raj.)
was established in August, 1984 under the Water Resources Management
& Training (WRMT) Project assisted by the United States Agency
for International Development Program.
Institute is located in the heart of Chambal Command Area nearest
to Gandhi Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar, Jawahar Sagar Dams and Kota
Barrage. The Institute is situated on Dadabari Road, Kota, and is
about 12 kms away from the Kota Railway Station and about 7 kms
from the Roadways bus Stand. All modes of transport are available
to and fro the Institute and these two terminals.
Objectives of the Institute
The main objective of this Institute are:
- Training the in-service personnel of Irrigation and Agriculture
Departments & farmers in irrigation management through regular
courses, workshops & seminars, to improve their job performance
to optimize agriculture production in the irrigated areas.
- To provide consultancy in the irrigation management & irrigated
- Implementation of PIM (Participatory Irrigation Management)
motivation & training activities in the entire state.
- Training the in-service personnel of Irrigation Department
in other various subjects of job performance according to training
- Conduct Action and Adaptive Research.
- Technology transfer .
- To undertake experiments in various aspects of irrigation management.
- Printing & publishing literature that may be considered
desirable for promoting objects of the Institute.
Converted into a society in November, 1992, under Rajasthan Societies
Registration Act, 1958, the Institute is controlled by a Governing
Body at the state level, headed by the Chief Secretary, Government
of Rajasthan. The day to day and general administration of the Institute
is handled by the Chief Engineer & Director of the Institute.
The Institute has 20 faculty members from various disciplines connected
with management of irrigated agriculture, all drawn from amongst
the well-qualified and experienced officers of state's Irrigation
& Agriculture Departments.
Main features of the training courses conducted by the Institute
- Improved knowledge of Irrigation System, its operation &
- Interdisciplinary approach to Irrigation Management.
- Surface & Ground Water Hydrology, Conjunctive use of Surface
and Ground Water.
- Diagnostic Analysis Technique to evaluate Operating Irrigation
- Water Conveyance Efficiency and Flow Measurement in Irrigation
- Irrigation Water Distribution Methods below outlets for equity.
- Design and Evaluation of Surface Irrigation Methods.
- Design and Evaluation of Pressurised Irrigation Methods such
as Sprinkler / Drip.
- Principles of Micro Network Planning and on farm Development
- Drainage of Agriculture Lands.
- Soil-Water Plant Relationship, use of balanced fertilizers.
- Irrigation Scheduling.
- Reclamation of Waterlogged, Saline and Alkali Soils.
- Agroclimatic Zones of Rajasthan and Agriculture package of
practices for different crops, their economics and Crop Cutting
- Weeds , classification and Control.
- Integrated Pest Management.
- Participatory Irrigation Management.
- Agriculture and Irrigation Extension technology.
- Sociological aspects in Irrigated Agriculture.
- Use of Computers.
In order to impart training to the in-service personnel of the
Irrigation & Agriculture Department, following training courses
are being conducted every year at the Institute .
Training Activities at IMTI, Kota
ACHIEVEMENT OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR
THE YEAR 2003-04
Statement showing Regular Courses... Conducted
by I.M.T.I., Kota for the period 1984-85 to 2003-04
TENTATIVE SUMMARY FOR COMPUTER PROGRAMME FOR
THE YEAR OF 2004-05
* Some additional training activities are also taken up
as & and when required.
Irrigation Management & Training Institute, Kota has also provided
following consultancy services which included jobs done by the Institutes
faculty members individually as well as collectively:
Project Report of Kishanpura Lift Irrigation Scheme in Command
of Chambal Project.
Project Report of Balapura Lift Irrigation Scheme in Command of
Project Report of Reclamation of waterlogged lands in Kishanpura-Silwala
Distributory areas in Hanumangarh District.
Draft Resettlement & Rehabilitation Policy of Rajasthan State.
Preparation of Participatory Irrigation Management Manual.
Draft Rajasthan Irrigation & Drainage (amendment) Act.
Vision Rajasthan 2011 A.D. (Irrigation Sector).
Draft Policy Paper on Infrastructure Development in Irrigation Sector
through Private Participation in Rajasthan including Draft Bid Document.
Proposals for Evaluation of Command Area Development Activities
in CADA Haryana.
major fields of consultancy works are
Investigation and data collection
Planning designing and construction of irrigation projects
Planning designing and construction of surface and subsurface drainage
Environmental impact assessment
Integrated Water and Agricultural Management
Organising training courses
Organising study tours
Organising workshops and seminars
Project monitoring and evaluation
Data analysis and interpretation
Drip , sprinkler and community lift irrigation
Watershed development and management
Another activity, undertaken by the Irrigation Management &
Training Institute, Kota, under its Action Research Programme is
currently going on 4 Minors of Gudha Medium Irrigation Project,
Bundi District. The Participatory Irrigation Management Programme
of Agriculture Development Project of the state financially assisted
by the World Bank and Action Research activity of the Institute
was taken on these 4 minors commanding about 1600 ha involving 575
farmers. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Irrigation
Department and the concerned Water User's Association regarding
transfer of Operation & Management of these minors to them.
Estimated to cost about Rs. 62 lakhs (Revised), works of Rehabilitation
and Deferred maintenance on these minors were executed by the respective
Water Users Associations of these minors under the control of the
institute. Involvement of the WUAs in this commenced with a walk
- through survey of these minors jointly done by the irrigation
personnel and executive members of these associations to identify
rehabilitation works, besides system improvement viz. Revision of
chakbandi, reassigning location and sizes of outlets, redesigning
of canal longitudinal section and structures etc. all in consultation
with the farmers. Weekly progress review meetings, chaired by the
Director of the Institute were held in the project area between
irrigation officials and WUA's executive members and all decisions
regarding execution of works were taken there at only. With handing
over of all relevant record and proposed O & M by the Irrigation
Department to WUA's, the farmers organisations are doing operation
and management of these minors starting from the October, 1999.
FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THE INSTITUTE
The Institute has a soil testing laboratory well equipped to test
physical and chemical properties of soils, assessing soil fertility,
soil moisture status and other properties influencing irrigation
management studies. Apart from giving training, the laboratory is
also providing testing facilities to other organizations and farmers.
A demonstration farm located at Nanta farm near Kota city having
4 ha of land is being developed to provide practical training to
the trainees of the institute in the fields of agronomy, soil science,
irrigation and agricultural engineering. Sprinkler and Drip irrigation
sets, meteorological equipment, flow measuring devices, etc. have
been installed in this farm as training tools. Crop demonstrations
and Adaptive trials are also taken at the farm. Establishment of
hydrological laboratory is under progress.
The Institute is well equipped to provide useful literature to
the faculty as well as trainees. About 2500 books on different disciplines
are available in the library. About 27 number national & international
journals are also subscribed by the institute.
Lodging & Boarding
The Institute has two hostels to accommodate about 100 trainee
officers (in Hostel No. 1 each room has an attached toilet and
a balcony and in Hostel No. 2 each room has an attached toilet and
a sitting-cum-kitchenette). There is a common mess and a sitting
hall to meet the needs of both the hostels. Free boarding and lodging
facility is provided to all trainees attending regular training
courses at the Institute campus. The Institute also has in-door
as well as out-door sports facilities.
The Institute has a well equipped computer centre with latest and
most modern computer hardware and software. More than 20 computers
have been installed at the Institute to provide regular training
courses to in-service staff for use & training. The computer
centre has recently acquired the INTERNET facility also.
For further details please write to:
Chief Engineer & Director / Jt. Director(Trg.) / Jt. Director(Ag.)
Irrigation Management & Training Institute
Dadabadi, Kota (Rajasthan) 324009
Phone no.:0744-500682, 500642, 500970, 500190