Irrigation Association of India partners with the Department of Horticulture, Govt. of UP Technicians Training Programme, Jhansi

Partnering with the Department of Horticulture & Food Processing Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, the Irrigation Association of India successfully concluded the 2nd Training Programme for Micro-Irrigation Technicians on “Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Micro Irrigation” on 14th – 17th May 2024 at Rani Laxmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi Uttar Pradesh.

In an inspiring show of collaboration and innovation, many farmers received hands-on training, gaining not just knowledge but practical expertise that promises to revolutionize their agricultural practices. The event was further elevated by the participation of leading MI companies, who not only shared their insights but also actively engaged in the job fair, offering job opportunities to newly skilled technicians.

Keys Topics Covered:

UPMIP Project: This initiative was part of the UPMIP project, a flagship program by the Government of Uttar Pradesh, specifically designed to bridge critical knowledge and skill gaps in Micro-Irrigation service delivery.

Collaborative Success: The event exemplified successful collaboration among MI companies, state government departments (Horticulture & Agriculture), WRG 2030, and the farming community, all united in their commitment to sustainable agriculture, efficient water resource management, and the creation of new employment opportunities.

Hands-On Learning: Trainees received industry-relevant training, gaining a profound understanding of micro-irrigation technologies along with practical skills in their operation, installation, and maintenance.

Community Impact: The increased presence of trained MI technicians at the local level is set to drive significant growth and innovation within the micro-irrigation industry across Uttar Pradesh, promising a brighter, more sustainable future for the region’s agriculture.

Irrigation Association of India partners with the Department of Horticulture, Govt. of UP to organize UP Technicians Training Programme, Mirzapur

A 4-Day Certificate Programme on “Installation, Operation and Maintenace of Micro Irrigation” was held from 21st – 25th April 2024 at KVK, BHU Campus in Mirzapur. The Training Programme an initiative of the Irrigation Association of India was organized in partnership with the Department of Horticulture & Food Processing Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.

The comprehensive training program was developed by highly experienced industry experts and aimed to address key knowledge and skills gaps in Micro-Irrigation especially the need for Trained MI Technicians at the grassroots level. A Job Fair held on 25th April 2024 received positive industry support, providing an interactive space for discussions for recruiters, hiring managers, and employers to meet with potential employees. Trained Micro Irrigation Technicians are valuable assets to companies equipped with knowledge and practical skills to install, operate, and maintain MI Systems.

Keys Topics Covered:

- Fundamentals of Micro-Irrigation, Benefits of Micro Irrigation, Types of Micro Irrigation, Components of Micro Irrigation, Maintenance of Micro Irrigation

Micro Irrigation Technologies, Design, Operation & Maintenance

Irrigation Association of India is organizing a 2-Day Residential Training program on “Micro Irrigation Technologies, their Design, Operation & Maintenance”. The capacity-building initiative aims to create a pool of knowledgeable and qualified irrigation professionals well-versed in implementing irrigation technologies. The participants will be exposed to fundamental concepts related to Crop Water and Nutrient demand and its management, the latest innovative technologies, and practices and advances in the Irrigation Industry including futuristic smart and digital farming solutions in water management.

The training will be held on 16th - 17th February 2024 in Pune Maharashtra.

Registration Fees:

- IAI Member - INR 5000 + Taxes per Participant

- Non-Members - INR 7000 + Taxes per Participants

For detailed information on the Training, Course Content, and Registration Fees, kindly refer to the Training Brochure. Interested Participants may Register at the details given in the Brochure or Contact the undersigned.

Training Brochure

8th EIMA Agri Mach 2024

The Irrigation Association of India is thrilled to announce its partnership with EIMA AgriMach as a Supporting Association!

8th EIMA Agri Mach 2024, an International Exhibition & Conference on Agri-Machinery & Equipment, happening from 29th February - 3rd March 2024 at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka. This is the ultimate business-to-business event that promises to showcase the best and latest in Agri-machineries!

As the apex body of Micro-Irrigation Manufacturing Companies in India, IAI is all set to shine at the event! We'll be unveiling innovative Micro-Irrigation Technologies, discussing advances in the Irrigation Industry, and presenting futuristic and SMART digital farming solutions in Water Management.

To avail of special discounted rates for stall bookings at EIMA AgriMach. contact us at or

Smart Irrigation Summit 2023

Irrigation Association of India (IAI) and The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organized the SMART Irrigation Summit on 21st December 2023. The Summit functioned as a hub for discussion among key stakeholders on fundamental approaches to the management of water resources in India and key strategies to address growing demand. The 1st SMART Irrigation Summit was attended by IAI members and colleagues from the Micro Irrigation Industry, Central and State Governments, Academia, Ag-Tech Companies, Automation Companies, Farmer Cluster Groups like FPOs, Agri-Businesses, Allied Industries, Consulting Firms, Training Institutions, and Media.

Shri Kailash Choudhary, Hon. Union Minister of State for Agriculture graced the Summit and recognized the commitment and extended continued support of both the Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Government of India to the development of irrigation and its efficient utilization.

With Micro-Irrigation holding an enormous potential to address Water Use Efficiencies in agriculture, the Summit provided industry, government, academia, and businesses an opportunity to discuss and deliberate on best practices in Water and Nutrient Management, Automation, and SMART Irrigation technologies and Government Visions and Strategies for Accelerating their adoption. The Key Strategies and Approaches identified will form an integral part of IAI Policy Advocacy Initiatives with the Government and Industry essential for accelerating Coverage and achieving National Potential.

Finance Ministry Pre-Budget Consultation with the Representatives of Agriculture & Agro Processing Sectors:

The Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, held her fourth Pre-Budget Consultations with different stakeholder Groups from Agriculture & Agro Processing sectors in connection with the forthcoming General Budget 2020-21. The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Government of India – Ministry of Finance, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Department of Water Resources, Department of Fisheries and the Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperation. The industry was represented by Industry bodies – CII, National Cooperative Union of India, NCDX, Irrigation Association of India, financial institutions like NABARD and companies like IIFCO etc.

The main areas of discussion during the meeting included agricultural marketing reforms, organic & Natural farming, Agricultural Commodity Markets & future trading, storage infrastructure for agricultural produce, animal husbandry, Agro processing industry, ideas for reducing food subsidy among others.

National Conference on Micro Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, GoI and Department of Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha:

A National Conference on Micro Irrigation was held at Hotel Mayfair, Bhubaneswar on 14th November 2019. It was Jointly organised by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmer Welfare, Govt. Of India & Department of Agriculture & Farmer Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha.

The Conference was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Government of India and State Departments of Agriculture & Horticulture, NCPAH, NRSC and NIC. Irrigation Association of India was represented by its President Shrikant Goenka. The Addl. Secretary, Dr Alka Bhargava & Joint Secretary Dr Namita Priyadarshee, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmer Welfare, Govt. of India outlined the aim and objectives of the Conference. The Conference also focussed on sharing of experiences on micro irrigation of different crops and approaches on strengthening the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna (PMKSY).

Workshop on Sugarcane Challenges and future strategies for Doubling Farmer Income:

A workshop on challenges faced in the cultivation of Sugarcane was held at ICAR – Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR) Lucknow, UP on 14th November 2019. It was jointly organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Farmer Welfare, Govt. Of India & Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Directorate of Sugarcane. Mr. Arun Deshmukh represented Irrigation Association of India and presented the successes of Micro Irrigation Systems (MIS) in Sugarcane and its role in “Doubling farmer income”.