Drip Irrigation System

  • About
  • Lateral
  • Drippers & Emitting Pipe
  • Filter
  • Mini Sprinklers
  • Control Valves
  • Benefits
  • Application

India is an agrarian country. Water management is of critical importance to Indian agriculture. While the irrigated area in the country has almost doubled since independence it is believed that the irrigated area can not exceed 50% of the cultivable area with the conventional methods of irrigation even if the irrigation potential is fully utilized. To address this judicious and improved methods / technologies for harnessing maximum benefits from available water resources to enhance crop productivity without affecting soil health. After detailed study of inter-ralationship among soil, water, crop, land terrain and agro climatic conditions. Paras design a suitable and economically viable system to deliver a measured quantity of water at the root zone of each plant at regular intervals, to ensure that the plants do not suffer from over or under watering. The system installed at the farmers field is commissioned and later training is imparted to the farmer, followed by regular service support. Through the continuous development efforts, PARAS made the drip irrigation system to suit all type of soils, crops and agro climatic conditions.

PARAS Mission

  • To increase the area under drip irrigation through improved technologies.
  • To enhance the water use efficiency in the country.
  • To increase the productivity of crops and farmer’s income.

Standards & Specifications

  • IS 13488 : 2008 (Specification for Emitting (Inline) Pipe)
  • IS 13487 : 1992 ( Specification for Emitters (Online Drippers) )
  • IS 12786 : 1989 ( Specification for Lateral Pipe (Online) )


  • PE 25 Food Grade meeting the requirement IS : 10146

Inline Lateral Sizes

  • 12mm : Class - 2, 2 LPH, 4 LPH
  • 16mm : Class - 1, 2 LPH, 4 LPH
  • 16mm : Class - 2, 2 LPH, 4 LPH
  • 20mm : Class - 1, Class - 2, 2 LPH, 4 LPH


  • 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 75cm, 90cm, 120cm, 150cm, 180cm, 200cm
  • Category : B, Unregulated.

Online Lateral Sizes

  • 12mm : Class - 2 (0.25 MPa)
  • 16mm : Class - 2 (0.25 MPa)
  • 20mm : Class - 2 (0.25 Mpa), Class - 1 (0.20 Mpa)
  • 32mm : Class - 2 (0.25 MPa)

Online Emitters

  • 4 LPH , 8 LPH & 14 LPH
  • Category : A, Unregulated, Laminar Flow
  • NPC (Non Pressure Compensating)

Colour Code

  • 4 LPH - Black
  • 8 LPH - Blue
  • 14 LPH – Green


  • Plastic Disc / Screen Filter
  • Sand Media Filter
  • Metal Disc / Screen Filter
  • Hydrocyclone Filter
  • Fertilizer Tank
  • Ventury Injector
  • Other Valves & Gauges
  • Control Valves
  • Drip Poly Fittings

UV stabilized environment proof, multi seasonal tubing

Salient Features

  • Manufactured as per IS : 12786 : 1989
  • Black colour laterals for UV stabilisation and No environmental effects.
  • Manufactured from virgin LLDPE using "State of Art Extrusion technology".
  • Durable laterals with minimum dimensional tolerances.
  • Well finished internal surface minimises frictional losses.
  • Pre-punched tubing can be supplied on demand.
  • Optional blue lining available on demand.


  • As lateral lines for Online drip irrigation Foggers, misters and micro sprinklers in poly/ net houses Jets and micro sprinklers Mini sprinklers Main lateral for loop irrigation system.
  • As connection tubes to sub-main with Finogol driplines.

Ordering Specifications (For LLDPE laterals)

Drip Lateral Size,mm Class II
  12/ 16/ 20/ 25/ 32 2"

Pressure Relief Valves

Trouble free preset pressure safety valve

Salient Features

  • Protects system from pressure surge and excess system pressure
  • Automatically opens at pre set pressure and bypasses excess water pressure
  • Aluminum Cover with 11/2" BSP Female threaded drain port to send water back to water source
  • Cover with orange color powder coating for easy visibility on unit
  • Long lasting trouble free
  • Pressure preset at factory & sealed under actual hydraulic conditions


  • To protect the bursting of main & sub- main lines occurring due to development of excessive pressure / water surges.
  • Inlet Sizes - 1-1/2", 2" and 3"
  • Inlet threads - BSP Female
  • Factory pre-set pressure - 3.5 bar
  • Drain port - 1-1/2"

Ordering Specifications

Pressure Relief Valve Inlet and Outlet size (inch)
Inline Drip Irrigation System
All Purpose, multi-seasonal, multi-crop, long-lasting, high performance, versatile cylindrical Inline with the latest technology to provide a wide range of applications.

Salient Features

  • Manufactured from 100% virgin Polyethylene material using state of art technology, with fully automatic machine.
  • Passes through stringent online quality checks at every stage
  • Dimensionally accurate with least tolerance.
  • Unique cylindrical design with wide flow path, large cross sectional area result in outstanding clog resistant.
  • UV stabilized, long lasting and excellent performance under extreme environmental conditions.
  • Resistance to chemicals & fertilizers commonly used in agriculture.
  • Multiple outlet breaks vacuum inside the emitter & thus avoids soil sucking back into the emitter.

General Specifications

  • General Specifications as per IS : 13488 : 2008
  • Sizes: 12, 16 and 20 mm diameter.
  • Discharge at pressure (1.0 bar) : 2 and 4 lph.
  • Drippers spacing : 30, 40, 50, 60, 75, 90, 100, 150, 200 cms. (and any other spacing can available on demand).
  • Wall thickness : As per BIS class 1, 2 and 3.
  • Recommended operating range : 1 bar.
  • Filtration required : 120 mesh or finer.
  • Standard coil length : 400 meter.


It is recommended for crops: Cabbage, Brinjal, Bitter ground, Capsicum, Chilly, Cucumber, Tomato, Caulifower Cotton, Sugarcane, Castor, Mulberry, Pomegranate, Papaya, Banana, Grapes, Citrus, Pineapple, Strawberry, Roses, Camation, Gerbera, Chrysanthemu, Patchouli Turmeric, Giner etc.

Paras Emitters

These are non-pressure compensating drippers are used for variable flow requirement by operating at different pressure range, larger / wider path enables to make Paras Emitters clog resistant. It can be opened by un-screwing the cap for cleaning manually , as and when required.

  • Discharge rates - 4 , 8 and 14 lph .
  • Operating pressure - 0.5 to 1.0 kg / cm2.
  • Large / wider flow path enables it to be more clog resistant
  • Ease of assembly / disassembly for manual cleaning.
  • Suitable for flat lands or land with little slope.
Paras Superflow

Paras Superflow dripper is an "A" class dripper manufactured from quality engineering plastic material. Unique labyrinth creates high turbulance which makes it self cleaning and flushing dripper. They are available in different colours and flow rates of 4, 8 and 14 lph. The innovative design of dripper with quick-seal technique allows it to open and close very quickly and easily creates less friction losses in the laterals. Provision to connect spagetti or extension tube for inter-crops and fully-grown horticulture crops.

  • Clog resistant unique labyrinth design.
  • Innovative design of dripper with quick-seal technique allows it to open and close very quickly and easily.
  • An alternative to the present Paras Superflow Dripper.
  • Openable dripper with compact but sturdy design.
  • Improved and quick start, one turn threading.
  • Ease of Assembly and Disassembly.
  • Nominal operating pressure = 1.0 kg/cm2
  • Variable discharge, Colour coded labyrinth discs for 4 , 8 and 14 lph.
  • Disassembly and re-assembly in field should not lead to discharge variation.
  • Paras Suprerflow is an improved version of the present Superflow Dripper.
General Maintenance Guidelines for Filters
In order to get maximum efficiency and optimum result it is necessary to prevent emitter, mini sprinkler and laterals from clogging. Hence, filtration system is the heart of irrigation systems. Properly maintained filters will ensure maximum efficiency of irrigation systems, by avoiding clogging. Install the filter/s on properly constructed masonry or concrete platform. Connect all the assembly properly. Ensure that all the filter candles inside the sand/media filters are at their place before filling up the sand. If hydrocyclone is to be connected to sand filter, install air release valve at highest point of the fitting.

1. Maintenance of Hydrocyclone Filters
Hydrocyclone filter requires least maintenance by cleaning the dirt, inside the under flow chamber at daily interval. Flush the chamber by opening flush valve/cap or open the main valve, for thorough cleaning. Please note that hydrocyclone filter becomes ineffective once the dirt collection chamber is full. Always run the hydrocyclone filter at nominal operating pressure. Clean the dirt regularly. Excess pressure and/or uncleaned dirt chamber may lead to erosion of walls.

2. Maintenance of Sand / Media Filters
Sand filter is effective for removing organic heavy and inorganic contaminates. Over a period, the contaminants in water accumulate and clog pore space in the sand bed and thus reduce the efficiency of filter. Daily backwashing of your sand filter is very important. Backwashing is the processes in which water flow is reversed and sand bed is lifted and expanded allowing it to release the collected dirt. The dirt is then carried away through backwashing valve. Backwash flow should be adjusted properly, because excessive backwash flow will lead to removal of sand itself out of the filter and insufficient backwash flow will not clean the sand properly.

    Sequence of backwash operation
  • Step 1. Open the Backwash Valve.
  • Step 2. Close the Outlet Valve.
  • Step 3. Open the Bypass Valve.
  • Step 4. Close the Inlet Valve.

Please note that in semiautomatic and automatic backwash option. Opening and Closing of the valve is done at the same time.

The sand filter should also be cleaned regularly as follows
1) Open the lid of sand filter
2) Start the Backflush operation
3) Put your hand inside the sand filter and stir the sand thoroughly.
4) Allow all the water alongwith dirt to flow through the main hole of the sand filter.
5) Close the lid for normal operation.

Install the filter/s on properly constructed masonry or concrete platform. Connect all the assembly properly. Ensure that all the filter candles inside the sand/media filters are at their place before filling up the sand. If hydrocyclone is to be connected to sand filter, install air release valve at highest point of the fitting.

3. Maintenance of Screen Filter

Flushing at scheduled daily interval is necessary to maintain your screen filter. It is recommended to flush your screen filter, if pressure drops more than 0.5 Kg/cm2 (5 m at water head). The pressure difference can be observed by checking inlet and outlet pressure by using a single 3-way control valve. Flushing can be done by simple opening of the drain valve, allowing the force of water to flush the dirt out through drain valve. It is also necessary to clean the screen at regular interval. Procedure of cleaning is very simple, open the screen filter lid, remove the screen & clean it in flowing water by rubbing with cloth or soft nylon brush.

Sand Filter

Salient Features

  • Vertical design to provide the more depth and degree of filtration.
  • More space for dirt collection which minimises frequency of back washing.
  • Powder quoted from inside and Post office red weather-proof colour painted from outside.
  • Fitted high quality number of Mashroom strainers for ultrafine filtration.
  • Two inlets and outlets to facilitate more installations options.
  • Less pressure drop
  • Optional Semi automatic and Fully automatic assemblies are available.


  • Effective in filtering organic as well as inorganic contaminants.
  • Mainly used if algae, silt and clay particles are abundant quantity into water / muddy water
  • Essential for all the water sources exposed to Sun rays.


Nominal Size Vessel Diameter Capacity
2" 16" 16 m3/hr
2" 20" 25 m3/hr
3" 25" 40 m3/hr
3" 30" 50 m3/hr
Disc Filters

Salient Features

  • Body made of Engineering Plastics or Mild Steel for durability
  • Non Corrosive Disc made of engineering plastic.
  • Easy to install
  • Low maintenance
  • Wide range of flow rate with Low pressure drop
  • Three way valve assembly for easy monitoring of inlet and pressure
  • Helix effect to separate solid particles


  • Effective in filtering organic as well as inorganic contaminants.
  • Mainly used if algae quantum into water is more.


  2" 2-1/2" 3"
Flow capacity, m3/hr 18-27 22-35 35-45
Clean Pressure Drop, m 2.5 2.5 2.8
Filtration surface area,cm2 878 1193 1193
Cartridge length ,mm 293 394 394
Cartridge Diameter, mm 117 130.5 130.5
Screen Filter

Salient Features

  • Body made of reinforced Polypropylene for durability
  • Non Corrosive Stainless Steel filter mesh
  • Easy to install
  • Low maintenance
  • Wide range of flow rate
  • Low pressure drop
  • Stainless Steel Screen Filtering Cartridge
  • Three way valve assembly for easy monitoring of inlet and outlet pressure
  • Available in 80 mesh & 150 mesh


  • Effective in filtering organic as well as inorganic contaminants.
  • Mainly used if algae, silt and clay particles are abundant quantity into water / muddy water. Essential for all the water sources exposed to Sun rays


  2" 2-1/2" 3"
Flow capacity, m3/hr 20-27 22-35 35-45
Clean Pressure Drop, m 1.8 1.8 2.5
Weight, kg 3.65 3.55 4.3
Hydrocyclone Filters

Salient Features

  • Body made of Mild Steel
  • Pre- treated epoxy powder coated
  • Thick cone to ensure long life.
  • Longer cone for more cyclonic action and better filtration efficiency
  • Large volume of bottom chamber reduces the flushing frequency
  • Flanged connections for full proof connections
  • Low maintenance
  • Operating pressure range = 1 kg/ cm2 to 6 kg/ cm2


  • Primary filter to separate sand & silt particles size effectively
  • Recommended for tuvewell and borewell


  2" 3"
Flow capacity, m3/hr 18-27 22-35
Inlet / outlet connections 2" flanged 3" flanged
Collection chamber capacity    
Base, mm 360 400
Height , mm 560 670
Fertilizer Tank

Salient Features

  • Delivers plant nutrients directly into the wetted zone On quantitative basis
  • Body made of Mild Steel
  • Pre treated epoxy powder coated form outside Large
  • Anti corrosive coaltar epoxy colour from inside
  • Pressure Range : 1 Kg/cm2 to 6 Kg/cm2
  • Delivers fertilizers even at low pressure


  • Effective for fertigation for different water soluble and liquid fertilizers through micro irrigation system on quantitative basis


Model No. Capacity
Paras 510 30 ltrs
Paras 520 60 ltrs
Paras 530 90 ltrs
Paras 540 120 ltrs
Paras Mini Sprinkler

Salient Features

  • IS : 12232 marked
  • Made of engineering plastic (Delrin) for durability
  • Uniform water application maintains optimum soil air and moisture ratio to help "Uniform germination"
  • Fine droplets and shorter irrigation intervals creates micro climatic conditions, beneficial for crop
  • Uniform application of fertilizer-even for organic manure application
  • Easy to install & dismantle
  • Easy visual operation
  • Low application rate makes it environment friendly, avoids leaching of soil & fertilizers in ground water, no soil erosion.
  • Dual nozzle system - main and spreader for the best application uniformity
  • Operates even at low pressure, Energy efficient.
  • Durable and weather resistance - long life span


  • Versatile, can be used for variety of crops like Potato, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Strawberry, Groundnut, Mustard, Pulses, Cereals, oil seeds Tea & Nursery.........
  • 2-3crops can be taken in a year.
  • Useful for frost control and micro Climatic Conditions


  • 1/2" male threaded inlet
  • Distance between sprinklers : 10-12 mtr
  • Color coded nozzles for easy identification of size
  • Application rate - 4-5 mm/ hour
  • Part and full circles models


  • Agri Connector
  • 13mm Flexible Tube (1.2 mtr.)
  • 8mm Steel Rod (1.2 mtr.)
  • Male Connector
  • Female Connector
  • Saves water upto 70%. More land can be irrigated with the water thus saved
  • Has recorded increases in yield upto 210%
  • Crop grows consistently, healthier and matures fast.
  • Early maturity results in higher and faster returns on investment.
  • Fertilizer use efficiency increases upto 30%
  • Cost of fertilizers, inter - culturing and labour use gets reduced.
  • Fertilizer and Chemical Treatment can be given through Drip System itself.
  • Undulating terrains, Saline, water logged, Sandy & Hilly lands can also be brought under productive cultivation.
  • Paras Emitters having a higher uniformity of emission rates and smaller deviations.
  • UV Stabilized protection from sun rays.
  • Chemical Resistant
  • No Environmental Effects.
  • Excellent Environment Stress Cracking Resistance.
  • Vegetables : Potato, Onion, Tomato, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brinjal, Bitter Gourd, Capsicum, Chilli, Cucumber etc.
  • Field Crops : Sugarcane, Cotton, Groundnut, Maize, Com, Castor, Mulberry etc.
  • Horticulture : Mango, Banana, Grapes, Pomegrante, Papaya, Citrus, Pineapple, Strawberry etc.
  • Flower : Roses, Carnation, Gerbera, Chrysanthemum etc.
  • Medicinal Plants : Patchouli, Safed Masali, Turmeric Ginger, Aloe Vera, Choleus etc.