Rainwater Harvesting system have been used in India since a long time.

 

The Different Rainwater Systems used in Different Parts of India are

 

Region

Water Harvesting Structure

Rajasthan

  • Khadins
  • Tanks
  • Nadis

Maharashtra

  • Bandharas
  • Tals

Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

Bhundis

Bihars

  • Ahars
  • Pynes

Himachal Pradesh

Kulhs

Jammu Region

Ponds

Tamil Nadu

Eris (Tanks)

Kerala

Surangams

Karnataka

Kattas

 

Let’s look at some of them

 

Khadin

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In Khadin system of Rainwater Harvesting, 

  • We have a very long (100 m to 300 m) Earthen Embankment (Bund)
  • Built across a sloping farmland
  • The Rainwater from the catchment area flows down the slope and it stopped by the bund to form a reservoir
  • The Excess water goes into a Shallow Dugwell behind the well
  • Once the reservoir is filled, the water slowly seeps down the land. Thus, recharging the ground well

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Kulhs

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Kulhs is a traditional irrigation system practiced in Himachal Pradesh. In this System, Water flowing in the streams is diverted through manmade channels and then water is taken down to various villages down the hill.

 

 

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