Describe the sprinkler system of irrigation. State its advantages.
In the sprinkler system of irrigation, a main pipeline is laid in the field. The perpendicular pipes, having rotating nozzles on top, are joined to the main pipeline at regular intervals. When water is allowed to flow through the main pipe under pressure with the help of a pump, it escapes from the rotating nozzles. It gets sprinkled on the crop as if it is raining.
Advantages of sprinkler system of irrigation:
(i) This system is more useful on the uneven land where sufficient water is not available.
(ii) This system is also very useful for sandy soil.