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Title: Indigenous water conservation systems—A rich tradition of rural Himachal Pradesh
Authors: Sharma, Neetu
Kanwar, Promila
Keywords: Indigenous water conservation;Rain water harvesting
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01G27/02, A01G27/06, G01V9/00, G01V11/00
Abstract: Water is an essential commodity for survival and development. But the ever-increasing human population, technological modernization, changing life patterns and erratic monsoons are likely to lead to water crisis in this millennium. In the study, indigenous water conservation systems of Himachal Pradesh have been studied. The villagers had developed different indigenous techniques/structures in such a way so that the groundwater as well as the rainwater could be utilized properly.Various water conservation systems found in the state, baudi, nawn, chhrudu, khatri, khad, nala, etc. have been described.
Page(s): 510-513
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.08(4) [October 2009]

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