- In Meghalaya , a 200-year-old system of tapping stream and spring water by using bamboo pipes , is prevalent.
- About 18-20 litres of water enters the bamboo pipe system , gets transported over hundreds of metres , and finally reduces to 20-80 drops per minute at the site of the plant .
- Bamboo pipes are used to divert perennial springs on the hilltops to the lower reaches by gravity.
- The channel sections , made of bamboo, divert water to the plant site where it is distributed into branches , again made and laid out with different forms of bamboo pipes .
- The flow of water into the pipes is controlled by manipulating the pipe positions .
- If the pipes pass a road , they are taken high above the land .
- Reduced channel sections and diversion units are used at the last stage of water application .
- The last channel section enables water to be dropped near the roots of the plant .
Bamboo drip irrigation system - Concepts - Chapter 3 Class 10 Geography - Water Resources - Geography
Last updated at July 7, 2023 by Teachoo