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CHAPTER IV - IRRIGATION
Ministerial decree no.2005/9173 has been put into force in order to complete the unfinished
irrigation facilities after The General Directorate of Rural Services (GDRS) was abolished. As per
the ministerial decree, irrigation networks of Groundwater Cooperatives can be realized by DSI on
the cost recovery base if there is a demand by the Cooperative Administration.
Area Irrigated by Groundwater in Years
0
100000
200000
300000
400000
500000
600000
Groundwater
Irrigaiton Area (ha)
1978 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2012
Year
Private Groundwater Irrigations
As per Law Code no 167, land owners or farmers are able to irrigate their own fields from
individually operated groundwater wells. In order to operate them, farmers have to get a user’s
license from DSİ if the well depth is more than 10 meters. This permission depth is decrease to 5m
in some extraordinary conditions of coastal areas to avoid from sea water intrusion. 3.106 km³
(Billion cubic meters) was allocated for individual groundwater irrigations. 195,750 user’s licenses
have been granted for individual irrigations as of 31/12/2010.