In Tubewell Eastern Zone, under Irrigation (Mechanical) Department, 4 circles i.e., Ayodhya, Gonda, Basti and Gorakhpur are covered, under which there are 16 districts. Under these circles 10 medium pump canals and 4 minor lift canals are operational and besides these 8060 state tubewells are also operational.
In Tubewell East Zone, total generated irrigation capacity was 708000 hectare, against which in 2015-16, actual irrigation recorded in Kharif 1423 Crop was 104646 hectare and 316423 hectare in Rabi 1423 Crop. In year 2016-17 actual irrigation recorded in Kharif crop 1424 is 112841 hectare against 723800 hectare by the end of 30.09.2016.
In this way total generated irrigation capacity from minor lift canals was 3147 hectare, against which in year 2015-16 actual irrigation that was recorded in Kharif 1423 crop was 1437 hectare and in Rabi 1423 crop was 2428 hectare. In year 2016-17, by 30.09.2016 actual irrigation recorded in Kharif Crop 1423 is 1293 hectare.
Again target of total 12 tails of minor lift canals, 9 tail feeding has been completed by weekend 30.09.2016.
With the priority of state government to provide irrigation facility to the farmers of tubewell east region under Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia New State Tubewell Construction Project, construction work of 750 new state tubewells has been completed in last 4 years i.e., 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16, against which energisation of 749 state tubewells has been completed and facilitated with irrigation facility.
In this way, under Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia State Tubewell Re-construction Project, re-construction/energization of 53 state tubewells has been completed and facilitated with irrigation facility in last 03 year i.e., 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Under modernizing project of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia State Tubewells, modernization work 1701 state tubewells and installation of pump sets and renovation of channels and pipeline has been completed in last 4 years i.e., in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.