What is DBI ?
Diversion Based Irrigation or DBI is a simple and cost effective method that applies gravitational force to guide water from adjacent streams and rivers to the cropping field areas. DBI is hence also known by Gravity Flow Systems and is feasible for undulating, hilly and mountainous terrains.
The accessibility, development & restoration, conservation, judicious utilization and management along with proper control of water are major hindrances in the livelihood enhancement of the tribal pockets of India.
Type of DBI
It can be broadly classified in three categories namely flow, storage and lift based DBI.