Sprinkler Irrigation means applying the water above the ground surface in the form of spray resembling rainfall through the nozzle with a pump. It has many advantages including cost and water saving. It is ideal for hilly terrains with undulating slope. As water becomes increasingly scarce, the use of sprinkler systems is likely to grow as its use saves a lot of water. There has been significant investment from both the private and public sector in the irrigation market which is expected to further fuel the market growth. Sprinkler irrigation is being supported by governments of various nations by providing subsidies or benefits to farmers. As there is a shift from traditional irrigation methods to the technologically advanced irrigation system, demand for sprinkler systems is expected to increase. But the high cost of installation and maintenance is expected to be a restraint for market growth.
By type, Center Pivot segment is expected to have a significant market share as it can be used on various field size and have a low operating cost. By field size, large and medium-size segment is expected to have a notable market share as return on investment is higher. By geography, the Asia Pacific and South America is expected to have a significant growth rate due to increasing investment on irrigation systems in these regions.
Increasing concerns for water scarcity
Public and private investment in irrigation market
Increasing adoption of technologically advanced irrigation systems
High initial setup and maintenance cost
In May 2019, a manufacturing facility for drip and sprinkler irrigation system established by a joint venture of India’s Skipper Ltd and Israel’s Metzer was inaugurated in Hyderabad.
In January 2018, the Uttar Pradesh government announced that small and marginal farmers would be getting 90 percent subsidy under Sprinkler Irrigation Scheme.
The Sprinkler Irrigation Market has been analyzed through the following segments:
By crop type
Oilseeds and Pulses
Fruits and Vegetables
Middle East and Africa