Shri Niranjan R Talati born on 8th July, 1929 in Umreth of Kaira District of Gujarat. He was in charge Project Director and Head of Agriculture Chemistry & Soil Science, Command Area Development Rajasthan Canal, Agricultural Department (Bikaner) and retired on 31st July 1984.Hewas UN/FAO follow 1968-69 in USA for Water Management and Soil Science accomplishment. He was also deputed to Narmada Irrigation Project, Government of Gujarat 1975-77. Shri Talati was appointed as Soil physicist for Agriculture Chemistry & Soil Science in coordinated Indian Council of Agriculture Research (I.C.A.R.), Rajasthan Agriculture University from 1st August 1984 to 1989 and retired at the age of 60 years. He was master trainer in the C.A.D. (Bikaner) Rajasthan Canal, Agriculture Department & in the Rajasthan Agriculture University.
Dr. Falguni Parekh born in Vadodara and has completed B.E. (Civil-IWM), M.E. (Civil) in Irrigation Water Management and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. She is serving as Offg. Director and Associate Professor in Water Resources Engineering and Management Institute, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She has 16 years of teaching and research experience. Her areas of research include Reservoir Operation, Soft computing techniques, Micro Irrigation , Benchmarking of Irrigation Projects, Climate Change and its Impact on Water Resources, Ground Water Modeling, Water Conservation and Rain Water Harvesting, and Low cost Micro Irrigation Systems. She has an experience of working on various irrigation systems and their evaluation on field.
The irrigation potential created by planning authorities during 2003-2008-2009 period was 7.31 million hectors again 10 million ha. There are about 52 multipurpose projects in the country. The major irrigation projects include more than 10000 ha of cultural commanded area and medium irrigation projects 2000 ha to 10000 approach for soul, crop and irrigation management. In project areas, soil physical, chemical, biological and mineralogical properties namely soil texture, structure, amount and nature of clay minerals, soil moisture capacity, infiltration rate, percolation rate and adoptability of crops, cropping pattern, available water soil holds are seldom correlates to consumptive use of water by crops. The rise of water table depth within root-zone depth due to percolation of water beyond irrigation requirement has to be anticipated in time to avoid failure of corps and drainage planning