• 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 .
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.